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Although I consider myself fairly well-read, I estimate that I already knew only about one tenth of the poems collected here, so there were new discoveries to be made on almost every page. Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes have selected familiar poems, obscure poems, poems from the oral tradition, and songs. Immediately following this we printed Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach", a work from the other end of the age of religion, when all the poet can hear is the melancholy, long, withdrawing roar of the sea of faith that Adze-head and his brothers had once furled around earth's shores like a bright garment.

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We intended the same material to prove equally rewarding for the one growing up, the one "standing still" - and, if all went well, for the one "growing down".I'm a beginner with poetry and I heard this is a good introduction book, so I'm going to just tread cautiously and give it 5 stars. It's probably worth remarking at the outset that Ted and I had been educated at schools and universities where there was still an adherence to Matthew Arnold's faith in literary culture as a means towards the general dissemination of sweetness and light. Plus, since the new remake just dropped on Disney+, now is the perfect time to introduce our students to the classic version that we grew up with.

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so maybe it was worth it and of course it has one of my all time favourites The Horses by Edwin Muir. These poems have been selected by the simple yet telling criteria that they are the personal favorites of the editors, themselves two of contemporary literature's leading poets.I don't think I would have ever been exposed to the "Hunter Poems of the Yoruba" but for this anthology, and I suspect Heaney threw in the strong presence of anonymous early traditional verse while Hughes ensured there would be a heavy dose of D. There were no lesson plans implicit in either the contents of The Rattle Bag or in their arrangement. Home to William Golding, Sylvia Plath, Kazuo Ishiguro, Sally Rooney, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Max Porter, Ingrid Persaud, Anna Burns and Rachel Cusk, among many others, Faber is proud to publish some of the greatest novelists from the early twentieth century to today.

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But this is atavistic, and if you're a modern reader like I am, don't be surprised if you don't find them fitting your predilection.If the condition is critical to your decision to purchase, then please contact us and we will let you know our view of its condition. There is nothing wrong with these stories, but we can serve our students better by including a wider selection of voices and identities.

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