Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American: Oxford 2004-2009 (Paperback)

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By Christopher Ricks (Editor)
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A note about Joining Music with Reason In the preface to this marvellous new anthology, its editor, Christopher Ricks, writes: Dr Johnson couched his high praise of poetry in these terms, and with reason, in The Rambler No. 86 (12 January 1751): 'The poet has this peculiar superiority, that to all the powers which the perfection of every other composition can require, he adds the faculty of joining music with reason, and of acting at once upon the senses and the passions.' Ricks was Oxford Professor of Poetry between 2004 and 2009, and during his tenure arranged for 29 poets - a roughly equal mixture of British and American, established and new - to read from their work when he was in Oxford to deliver his lectures. Joining Music with Reason brings together a generous selection of work by all of those poets:


Product Details
ISBN: 9781904130406
ISBN-10: 1904130402
Publisher: Waywiser Press
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2011
Pages: 456
Language: English