Older Masters: Essays and Reflections on English and American Literature
Continuum, 1992 - English literature - 328 pages
To mark his seventieth birthday, Continuum published some of the critical writings of the man whom the London Times hailed as, "the preeminent English poet-critic of our time".
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liol Contents 1 Chaucer and One Idea of Englishness 1972
A Reading of The Oceans Love to Cynthia 1960
Shakespeare and the Practising Poet Today 1976
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