The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse

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Alastair Fowler
Oxford University Press, 2002 - Literary Collections - 831 pages
This anthology includes generous selections from the work of all the century's major poets, notably Donne, Jonson, Milton, Drayton, Herbert, Marvell, and Dryden. It strikes a balance between Metaphysical wit and intellect and Jonsonian simplicity, while also accommodating hitherto neglected popular verse. The result is a truer, more catholic representation of seventeenth-century verse than any previous anthology.

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About the author (2002)

Alistair Fowler was formerly Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and divides his time between the United States and Edinburgh.

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