Catching Life by the Throat

Catching Life by the Throat

How to Read Poetry and Why : Poems From Eight Great Poets

Book - 2008
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WW Norton
This one-of-a-kind anthology, including an audio CD, brings eight great English-language poets to life.

Baker & Taylor
An anthology of works by eight renowned poets features definitive pieces by such figures as W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, and Rudyard Kipling and includes capsule essays on their lives and achievements.

Norton Pub
This one-of-a-kind anthology, including an audio CD, brings eight great English-language poets to life.
Catching Life by the Throat unites the sound, sense, and sensibility that lie at the heart of great poetry. It features eight great poets, with brief, accessible essays concerning their life and work and a selection of their poems, and it is accompanied by an 80-minute CD recorded live at the British Library: Ralph Fiennes reading Auden, Edward Fox reading Eliot, Roger Moore reading Kipling, Harold Pinter reading Larkin, and more. Whether you believe (like Robert Frost, who inspired the title) that poetry is a way of “taking life by the throat” or (like T. S. Eliot) that it “is one person talking to another,” nobody does it better than the poets featured in this book. For a novice discovering the rich heritage of English-language verse or a seasoned poetry reader, Catching Life by the Throat is an extraordinary introduction to eight iconic poets.

Baker
& Taylor

An anthology of works by eight renowned poets features definitive pieces by such figures as W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, and Rudyard Kipling; includes capsule essays on their lives and achievements; and is complemented by an audio CD of British Library poetry readings by such celebrities as Ralph Finnes, Roger Moore, and Harold Pinter.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2008
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393066074
039306607X
Branch Call Number: 821.808 H251c
Characteristics: xiv, 238 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Hart, Josephine

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