The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English

The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English

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Paperback, Penguin Books, 2001, ISBN # 0140589295
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Features more than six hundred sonnets from notable poets representing the Elizabethan, Romantic, and Victoria eras, as well as writers from the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary authors.

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Features more than six hundred sonnets from notable poets representing the Elizabethan, Romantic, and Victoria eras, as well as writers from the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary authors.

A unique anthology celebrating that most vigorous of literary forms--the sonnet

The sonnet is one of the oldest and most enduring literary forms of the post-classical world, a meeting place of image and voice, passion and reason, elegy and ode. It is a form that both challenges and liberates the poet.

For this anthology, poet and scholar Phillis Levin has gathered more than 600 sonnets to tell the full story of the sonnet tradition in the English language. She begins with its Italian origins; takes the reader through its multifaceted development from the Elizabethan era to the Romantic and Victorian; demonstrates its popularity as a vehicle of protest among writers of the Harlem Renaissance and poets who served in the First World War; and explores its revival among modern and contemporary poets. In her vibrant introduction, Levin traces this history, discussing characteristic structures and shifting themes and providing illuminating readings of individual sonnets. She includes an appendix on structure, biographical notes, and valuable explanatory notes and indexes. And, through her narrative and wide-ranging selection of sonnets and sonnet sequences, she portrays not only the evolution of the form over half a millennium but also its dynamic possibilities.

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Editor: Levin, Phillis
Number of Pages: 448
Original Languages: English
Subject: SONNETS
Author: Levin, Phillis
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13: 9780140589290
Fiction/Nonfiction: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0140589295
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