Hardcover Book, Modern American Poetry Modern British Poetry, Louis Untermeyer, Literature, Poetry Collection, Anthology
A wonderful book of poetry called Modern American Poetry Modern British Poetry A Critical Anthology edited by Louis Untermeyer. This is a combined edition. Some of the poets include: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, T.S. Eliot, Stephen Vincent Benet, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Dylan Thomas and many more.
Louis Untermeyer (1885 – 1977) was an American poet, anthologist, critic, and editor. He was the author or editor of close to 100 books, from 1911 until his death. Many of them and his other memorabilia are preserved in a special section of the Lilly Library at Indiana University. Schools used his Modern American and British poetry books widely, and they often are used to introduced college students to poetry. He, along with Bryna Ivens Untermeyer, created a number of books for young people, under the Golden Treasury of Children's Literature. Untermeyer also rounded up contributors for a Modern Masters for Children series published by Crowell-Collier Press in the 1960s—the books were designed to have a vocabulary of 800 words and contributors included Robert Graves, Phylis McGinley, and Shirley Jackson. He lectured on literature for many years, both in the US and other countries. In 1956 the Poetry Society of America awarded Untermeyer a Gold Medal. He also served as the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1961 till 1963.
9¼ x 6½ inches
Published by Harcourt, Brace, and Company -- 1942
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