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The Oxford Book of Sonnets By Edited by John Fuller

The Oxford Book of Sonnets
by Edited by John Fuller

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The sonnet is one of the best-loved and most versatile of poetic forms, alive and well after over 450 years in English. Beginning with Wyatt and ending in the present day, this collection juxtaposes old favourites with the less familiar.
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The Oxford Book of Sonnets Summary


The Oxford Book of Sonnets by Edited by John Fuller

The sonnet is the best-loved and most versatile of poetic forms, alive and well after over 450 years in English. It is still an automatic choice for the expression of intense but controlled feelings on both private and public subjects. Although it is most often associated with love poems, it is also used for devotional, philosophical, and comic purposes, and this anthology demonstrates the full range of its exhilarating possibilities. Beginning with Wyatt and ending in the present day, The Oxford Book of Sonnets juxtaposes old favourites with the less familiar: Shakespeare's marriage of true minds rubs shoulders with John Davies of Hereford's ABC of love, Keats's stout Cortez with Darley's Manrique. Women poets who revived the sonnet in the late eighteenth century are restored to prominence, and there are examples of the sonnet sequence as well as more unusual experimentation with form such as Sylvester's quadruple acrostic sonnets to his patron and Leigh Hunt's iterating sonnet. Modern poets as diverse as Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, and Simon Armitage show that there is no better way to dramatize experience than to write a sonnet.

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An anthology of 329 sonnets from the 15th century to the present day presented in an attractive one poem per page format making the book a perfect Christmas gift. Here are old favourites with the less familiar and includes works by Shakespeare, Keats, Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy et al.

About Edited by John Fuller



John Fuller, a fellow of Magdalen College, is a well known anthologiser, novelist and poet, with good trade/media profile. He has writen five novels, 13 volumes of poetry, and editied several anthologies including the Chatto Book of Love Poetry.

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GOR002696572
The Oxford Book of Sonnets by Edited by John Fuller
Edited by John Fuller
Oxford Book of Verse
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-10-24
396
0192803891
9780192803894
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