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

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  • Seller:Any Book
  • Sales Rank:1,739,101
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:256
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1
  • Dimensions (in):8.3 x 5.4 x 1.2
  • Publication Date:November 19, 2001
  • ISBN:0713995297
  • EAN:9780713995299
  • ASIN:0713995297
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Synopsis
One of the oldest literary forms of the post-classical world, the sonnet has engaged nearly every well-known poet writing in a Western language. This collection reveals how each writer - from William Wordsworth to Wilfred Owen - met the challenge of transforming an inherited pattern and convention. The result is like a living conversation between past and present. In a fascinating and extensive introduction, Levin traces the origins of the sonnet back to Italy, and follows its development from the Elizabethan era to the Romantic and Victorian, later discussing its popularity among the poets of the Harlem Renaissance and the poets of the Great War.

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