The Penguin Book of Elegy : Poems of Memory, Mourning and Consolation – Prof Stephen Regan and Andrew Motion

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Elegy is among the world’s oldest forms of literature: a continuous poetic tradition which stretches back beyond the time of Virgil and Horace to Ancient Greece, speaking eloquently and movingly of the experience of loss and the yearning for consolation.

In perhaps the purest instance of art’s fundamental ‘impulse to preserve’ (Philip Larkin), it gives shape and meaning to memories too painful to contemplate for long, and answers our desire to fix in words what would otherwise slip our grasp. In ‘The Penguin Book of Elegy’, Andrew Motion and Stephen Regan trace the history of this tradition, selecting the best and most significant poems and poets from the Classical roots of elegy, and from its Renaissance revival down to the present day.

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Weight 1.15 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 4.4 cm
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Hardback

Pages

512

Language

English

Dewey

809.14 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K