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Passion and Precision: Collected Essays on English Poetry from Geoffrey Chaucer to Geoffrey Hill
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Pub
Publication date February 1, 2015
Pages 460
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781443871853
ISBN-10 1443871850
Dimensions 1.75 by 6 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $98.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Passion and Precision contains twenty essays on a range of major medieval and modern English and Irish poets. The first part consists of three chapters on Chaucer, including a substantial new study of Troilus and Criseyde, four on Chaucer's great contemporary the Pearl-poet, and one comparing the two poets. The core of the second part is six chapters on T. S. Eliot, three of them pioneering explorations of his poetic language. They are preceded by three on Hopkins, Shelley and Yeats (including a new study of Yeats's verse-technique), and followed by one on David Jones and Auden, and two on Geoffrey Hill and Seamus Heaney. The previously published essays have been extensively revised, supplemented with appendixes and cross-referenced, and a full Bibliography and Index are provided. The author brings to his reading of ten representative poets from two widely separated periods of English literature, the fourteenth and the twentieth centuries, the same passionate and precise attention as they brought to their writing.

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9781443871853 | details & prices | 460 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $98.95
About: Passion and Precision contains twenty essays on a range of major medieval and modern English and Irish poets.

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