Living Poetry: Reading Poems from Shakespeare to Don Paterson

Living Poetry: Reading Poems from Shakespeare to Don Paterson

By: William Hutchings (author)Hardback

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"Living Poetry" demonstrates that poems are vital expressions of how we live, feel and think. Lucidly written and jargon free, it introduces a range of poems from the Elizabethan age to the present day, presenting practical models of close reading and a stimulating rationale for the power of poetry to move and excite us.

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WILLIAM HUTCHINGS was formerly Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning at the University of Manchester, UK. He now lectures regularly to public groups locally and nationally, while continuing to teach Eighteenth-century Literature at the University of Manchester. He has a wealth of teaching experience on English Literature courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is the editor of Andrew Marvell: Selected Poems (Carcanet: 1988), the author ofThe Poetry of William Cowper (Croom Helm: 1983) and Literary Criticism: A Practical Guide for Students (Edward Arnold: 1989).


Preface Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: ELEMENTS OF POETRY Form and Technique PART II: LIVING POETRY Feeling: The Experience of Emotion in Poems from the Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries Thinking: Varieties of Thought from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries Doing: Poetry of Action from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries Living and Dying: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries PART III: POETRY LIVES Writing and Reading Poems in the Present Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780230301702
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780230301702
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 0230301703

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