Older Masters: Essays and Reflections on English and American Literature

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Carcanet, 1992 - American literature - 328 pages
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Donald Davie's major essays on British and American writers from Chaucer to Browning.

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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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Born in Barnsley in 1922, DONALD DAVIE served in the Navy and studied at Cambridge, becoming Professor of English at Essex, and later at Stanford and Vanderbilt. In 1988 he returned to England where he died in 1995. Carcanet's uniform Collected Works of Donald Davie includes Collected Poems (1990), Under Briggflatts (1989), Slavic Excursions (1990), Studies in Ezra Pound (1991), Older Masters (1992), Church, Chapel, and the Unitarian Conspiracy (1995) and Poems and Melodramas (1996). Purity of Diction in English Verse and Articulate Energy (one volume) are also available from Carcanet.

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