Passion and Precision: Collected Essays on English Poetry from Geoffrey Chaucer to Geoffrey Hill

Passion and Precision: Collected Essays on English Poetry from Geoffrey Chaucer to Geoffrey Hill

A. V. C. Schmidt


ardour and Precision includes twenty essays on a variety of significant medieval and glossy English and Irish poets. the 1st half includes 3 chapters on Chaucer, together with a considerable new research of Troilus and Criseyde, 4 on Chaucer's nice modern the Pearl-poet, and one evaluating the 2 poets. The middle of the second one half is six chapters on T. S. Eliot, 3 of them pioneering explorations of his poetic language. they're preceded through 3 on Hopkins, Shelley and Yeats (including a brand new examine of Yeats's verse-technique), and via one on David Jones and Auden, and on Geoffrey Hill and Seamus Heaney. The formerly released essays were largely revised, supplemented with appendixes and cross-referenced, and an entire Bibliography and Index are supplied. the writer brings to his studying of ten consultant poets from commonly separated sessions of English literature, the fourteenth and the 20th centuries, an analogous passionate and unique recognition as they dropped at their writing.

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