Modern Poetry: Studies in Practical Criticism

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AUDEN, WYSTAN HUGH. Born 1907, educated Gresham's School, Holt and Christ Church, Oxford. Associate Professor of English Literature, Ann Arbor University, Michigan; Guggenheim Research Fellowship, 1942; Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 1956-61; King George's Gold Medal for poetry, 1937. Lives in U.S.A., Member American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1954; Hon. President, Associated Societies of Edinburgh University.
DAY LEWIS, CECIL. Born 1904, educated Sherborne School and Wadham College, Oxford. Ministry of Information, 1941-46; Clark Lecturer, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1946; Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 1951-56; C.B.E., 1950. Also writes detective stories under the name of Nicholas Blake, and is a Director of Chatto and Windus.
DE LA MARE, WALTER. Born 1873, educated St. Pauls' Cathedral School. For some years followed a business career in London. C.H., 1948, O.M., 1953. Died 1956.
ELIOT, THOMAS STEARNS. Born 1888; educated Harvard University, the Sorbonne and Merton College, Oxford. Clark Lecturer, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1926; Charles Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard, 1932-33; President of the Classical Association, 1943; Nobel Prize for Literature, 1948. He also edited Criterion, became an Officer de la Légion d'Honneur, and is a Director of Faber and Faber. Awarded the O.M. in 1948.
GRAVES, ROBERT. Born 1895, educated Charterhouse and St. John's College, Oxford. Served in France with Royal Welch Fusiliers. Professor of English Literature, Egyptian University, 1926; Clark Lecturer at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1954;

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  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Acknowledgements 7
  • Introduction 9
  • 1 - After a Journey 33
  • 2 - The Listeners 41
  • 3 - The Sign-Post 48
  • 4 - Futility 52
  • 5 - Easter 1916 57
  • 6 - Bavarian Gentians 66
  • 7 - Marina 72
  • 8 - The Landscape Near an Aerodrome 80
  • 9 - Snow 85
  • 10 - Spain 1937 90
  • 11 - O Dreams, O Destinations 98
  • 12 - Poem for Elsa 109
  • 13 - Vanity 116
  • 14 - Fern Hill 122
  • 15 - The Horses 128
  • 16 - A Blackbird Singing 133
  • 17 - At Grass 137
  • 18 - The Casualty 142
  • 19 - Considering the Snail 147
  • 20 - On the Death Of a Murderer 153
  • Short Biographies 161
  • Suggestions For Further Reading 165
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