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  • 100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century
  • Mark Strand
  • English
  • 17 March 2017
  • 9780393058949

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100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century

Mark Strand Ô 5 Summary

Accounting for the great range of style and content with which poets such as W H Auden Dylan Thomas Federico García Lorca Rainer Maria Rilke William Butler Yeats Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges responded to the changes and challenges of the twentieth century 100 Great Poems of. This was kind of meh The author has a bad case of American exceptionalism in the introduction he basically says I had to limit the number of American poems to 50% of the book because America has produced an astonishing number of excellent poets and I thought of course you think that; YOU'RE AMERICAN There were several poems I really enjoyed several that made me think many that I thought were okay some that were utterly incomprehensible to me I did enjoy reading poems from different cultures on different events of the twentieth century

review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Mark Strand

The Twentieth Century is intended as both a uniue compendium for the already well versed and as an engaging introduction for those new to the expansive world of poetry Alan Ginsberg's struggle What thoughts I have of you tonight Walt WhitmanIn my hungry fatigue and shopping for ima. It really should have been titled 100 Poems for Snobs Most of the poems deal with death And deal it to death in long drawn out mind numbing waysMark Strand said that the majority of the poets for this selection had to be born before 1927 I'm not good at math but didn't the twentieth century go on for much longer than 1927As soon as I saw this book didn't have any e e cummings or Charles Bukowski I should have just immediately given it back to the library Very few of these poems moved me in any way except for yawning The best poem is one by Odgen Nash called Very Like a Whale which made fun of poets and their use and abuse of metaphor and simileThis is NOT the book to give someone to try to turn them on to poetry Poetry critics would like it However a poetry critic has different criteria for a poem than the average reader And the average reader is going to find this every off puttingGoing to avoid anything edited by Mark Strand from now on Might check out some 20th century Greek poets though

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Ges I went into the neon fruit supermarket dreaming of your enumerations is echoed by other remarkable poets in this international collection of exciting and moving poems that are alike not in their length or for their status as seminal texts but because they are impossible to forg. I think that it is really hard to make a good poetry anthology because poetry is so personal a single poem will strike a chord with one person while it makes no sense to another If this was the top 100 poems of the twentieth century then the twentieth century left something to be desired in my opinion However because I found one or two complete gems in the anthology that I will read over and over I gave it three stars

About the Author: Mark Strand

Mark Strand was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet essayist and translator He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1990 He was a professor of English at Columbia University and also taught at numerous other colleges and universitiesStrand also wrote children's books and art criticism helped edit several poetry anthologies and translated Italian p