The New Oxford Book of Christian Verse (Oxford Books of Verse)
- Creator:Donald Davie
- Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA
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- Sales Rank:2,895,873
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
- Dimensions (in):7.7 x 5.1 x 0.9
- Publication Date:June 16, 1988
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Offering both familiar poems and some fascinating unfamiliar ones, this anthology contains over 250 poems that deal with Christianity. Ranging from the Anglo-Saxon masterpiece "The Dream of the Rood" to the works of modern poets such as T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Sir John Betjeman, and John Berryman, Davie has chosen works from around the world, including several women poets-such as Elizabethan Countess of Pembroke and Emily Dickinson-as well as the four men whom he describes as "the masters of the sacred poem in English": George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Christopher Smart, and William Cowper. Stressing the importance of "the plain style" in Christian poetry throughout the ages, Davie also includes a large selection of congregational hymns.
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