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Modern British Poetry By Louis Untermeyer Modern British Poetry Louis Undermeyer dates the modern period of English literature beginning circa He further divides the modern period into seven time periods I The decay of Victorianism and the growth of a purely
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  • Modern British Poetry By Louis Untermeyer Louis Undermeyer dates the modern period of English literature beginning circa 1885 He further divides the modern period into seven time periods I The decay of Victorianism and the growth of a purely decorative art, 2 The rise and decline of the Esthetic Philosophy, 3 The muscu lar influence of Henley, 4 The Celtic revival in Ireland, 5 Rudyard Kipling and thLouis Undermeyer dates the modern period of English literature beginning circa 1885 He further divides the modern period into seven time periods I The decay of Victorianism and the growth of a purely decorative art, 2 The rise and decline of the Esthetic Philosophy, 3 The muscu lar influence of Henley, 4 The Celtic revival in Ireland, 5 Rudyard Kipling and the ascendency of mechanism in art, 6 John Masefield and the return of the rhymed narrative, 7 The war and the appearance of The Georgians Poets included in this collection are Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Watson, A E Housman, William Butler Yeates, Rudyard Kipling, J M Synge, G K Chesterton, Lord Dunsany, Joseph Campbell, James Joyce, Edward Shanks, Robert Graves, and many others.
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    About "Louis Untermeyer"

    1. Louis Untermeyer

      Louis Untermeyer was the author, editor or compiler, and translator of than one hundred books for readers of all ages He will be best remembered as the prolific anthologist whose collections have introduced students to contemporary American poetry since 1919 The son of an established New York jeweler, Untermeyer s interest in poetry led to friendships with poets from three generations, including many of the century s major writers His tastes were eclectic Martin Weil related in the Washington Post that Untermeyer once described himself as a bone collector with the mind of a magpie He was a liberal who did much to allay the Victorian myth that poetry is a high brow art What most of us don t realize is that everyone loves poetry, he was quoted by Weil as saying, pointing out the rhymes on the once ubiquitous Burma Shave road signs as an example Untermeyer developed his taste for literature while still a child His mother had read aloud to him from a variety of sources, including the epic poems Paul Revere s Ride and Hiawatha Bedtime stories he told to his brother Martin combined elements from every story he could remember, he revealed in Bygones The Recollections of Louis Untermeyer When he learned to read for himself, he was particularly impressed by books such as Alfred Lord Tennyson s Idylls of the King and Dante s Inferno Gustave Dore s illustrations in these books captivated him and encouraged his imagination toward fantasy Almost fifty years later, Untermeyer published several volumes of retold French fairy tales, all illustrated by the famous French artist In addition to children s books and anthologies, Untermeyer published collections of his own poetry He began to compose light verse and parodies during his teen years after dropping out of school to join his father s business With financial help from his father, he published First Love in 1911 Sentiments of social protest expressed in the 1914 volume Challenge received disapproval from anti communist groups forty years later as a result of suspicion, Untermeyer lost his seat on the What s My Line game show panel to publisher Bennett Cerf During the 1970s, he found himself instinctively, if incongruously, allied with the protesting young, he wrote in the New York Times In the same article he encouraged the spirit of experiment that characterized the decade, saying, it is the non conformers, the innovators in art, science, technology, and human relations who, misunderstood and ridiculed in their own times, have shaped our world Untermeyer, who did not promote any particular ideology, remained a popular speaker and lecturer, sharing criticism of poetry and anecdotes about famous poets with audiences in the United States and as far away as India and Japan Untermeyer resigned from the jewelry business in 1923 in order to give all his attention to literary pursuits Friendships with Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Arthur Miller, and other literary figures provided him with material for books For example, The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer contains letters selected from almost fifty years of correspondence with the New England poet The anthologist s autobiographies From Another World and Bygones relate as much about other writers as they do about his personal life Bygones provides his reflections on the four women who were his wives Jean Starr moved to Vienna with Untermeyer after he became a full time writer Virginia Moore was his wife for about a year Esther Antin, a lawyer he met in Toledo, Ohio, married him in 1933 fifteen years later, he married Bryna Ivens, with whom he edited a dozen books for children In his later years, Untermeyer, like Frost, had a deep appreciation for country life He once told Contemporary Authors I live on an abandoned farm in Connecticut ever since I found my native New York unlivable as well as unlovable On these green and sometimes arctic acres I cultivate wha

    616 thoughts on “Modern British Poetry”

    1. This is an anthology of 183 poems written by 77 British authors Given the title, Modern British Poetry, the first thing that should be stated is that the original work came out around 1920, and so the bulk of these poems are from the 19th century That may fit perfectly with your classification of modern poetry, but if you re looking for present day poets, this isn t the book you re after However, the good news is that you might still find some unexpected treasures Often collections of public dom [...]


    2. This book only remains unfinished because I m not such a poetry lover that I can read a whole volume at once However, this is a lovely collection of British poetry with great introductory bios by Louis Untermeyer Many of the poets featured may be unfamiliar to American readers, which makes it an even greater treat but there are many classics as well.


    3. A good sampling along with bios of poets The editor covers some fairly little known poets extensively and gives light coverage of some who deserved space That to me is puzzling, but still an interesting and instructive collection.



    4. Found a lot of old new favorite poets in here, and some that I knew from one popular poem or so but had never read beyond that Dylan Thomas towards the end was probably the standout, but I was interested in reading Thomas Hardy s and William Ernest Henley s poetry as well The editor s enthusiasm shows throughout the book and the bios of each poet are actually interesting and make a point to show their cultural significance, which I really enjoyed.


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