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Critical Survey of Poetry
September 2011 · 1 volume · 250 pages · 6"x9"

ISBN: 978-1-42983-656-2
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Critical Survey of Poetry
Nature Poets
An in-depth selection of articles from Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition.

Nature Poets is a single-volume reference that contains selected essays from Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition. Every article in this set was carefully selected by our editors to provide the best information available about the topic covered. The essays in Nature Poets discuss such influential poets as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Alice Walker. See below for the complete Table of Contents.

Nature Poets Table of Contents

Ecopoetry and Nature Poets
Ammons, A. R.
Bryant, William Cullen
Carver, Raymond
Castro, Rosalía de
Cowper, William
Du Fu
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Frost, Robert
Hardy, Thomas
Hopkins, Gerard Manley
Matsuo Basho

Merwin, W. S.
Swenson, May
Tagore, Rabindranath
Thomas, Edward
Thoreau, Henry David
Very, Jones
Wagoner, David
Walker, Alice
Wang Wei
Wheatley, Phillis
Whitman, Walt
Whittier, John Greenleaf

About Critical Survey of Poetry
Completely updated and expanded, Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. This new edition includes all poets from the previous edition and adds 145 new ones, covering 843 poets in total.

All the original essays were evaluated for their currency, and 133 of them were replaced or given substantial revision, in most cases by the original contributor. The sections "Other literary forms," "Achievements," "Biography," and "Analysis" were updated to include recent developments: new titles or awards, changes in residence or employment, and shifts in critical and popular reception. For these essays, material on one or more specific poems or collections was added.

For all essays, the bibliographies--lists of the poet's works and sources for further consultation--were revised to provide readers with the latest information. Every overview essay and its bibliography was brought up to date as well.

Essays begin with full data on dates and places of birth and death, and a list of the poet's "Principal Poetry." Next is a brief overview of "Other literary forms" and two longer sections, "Achievements" and "Biography." The longest section, "Analysis," discusses the poet's work and examines several poems. The final section includes a listing of other major works and a bibliography containing up-to-date resources. All essays are signed by the academics and other experts who wrote them.

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