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Caedmon Poetry Collection

A Century Of Poets Reading Their Work Low Price CD
Spoken Word CD
Publisher: 
HarperCollins Publishers
 | 
March, 2013
ISBN:
9780062206404
In stock now: 
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$18.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

A rare and thrilling listening experience. A choice gathering of some of the twentieth century's greatest poetry... read by the century's greatest poets - here available on CD.

A reawakened love for the sound of poetry has made modern poems subtly different from the poems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We have only to listen to these poets reading their own works to know how important their interpretations are to a full comprehension of their poems. The ministerial intonations of Eliot, the passionate orchestrations of Thomas, the very very precise formulations of Cummings, the easy conversational inflection of Frost are integral, lending subtle clarifications which go beyond the printed page.

The fact that this recording includes the voice of Yeats is something of a miracle. In the early 1930's, when the thought of recording poets occurred to few, Yeats himself made several recordings for radio broadcast. By sheer luck, an unmutilated copy was preserved; and now the rich and melodious voice can be heard by a new generation.

Among the many poets reading their work here are Yeats, Auden, Robert Graves, Galway Kinnell, W.S. Merwin, Anne Sexton, Carl Sandburg, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda, May Sarton, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and Margaret Atwood

The Caedmon Poetry Collection eliminates the struggle for perfect communication between author and reader. Just listen and you'll understand...

Publisher’s Description: 

A rare and thrilling listening experience. A choice gathering of some of the twentieth century's greatest poetry... read by the century's greatest poets - here available on CD

A reawakened love for the sound of poetry has made modern poems subtly different from the poems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centures. We have only to listen to these poets reading their own works to know how important their interpretations are to a full comprehension of their poems. The ministerial intonations of Eliot, the passionate orchestrations of Thomas, the very very precise formulations of Cummings, the easy conversational inflection of Frost are integral, lending subtle clarifications which go beyond the printed page.

The fact that this recording includes the voice of Yeats is something of a miracle. In the early 1930's, when the thought of recording poets occurred to few, Yeats himself made several recordings for radio broadcast. By sheer luck, an unmutilated copy was preserved; and now the rich and melodious voice can be heard by a new generation.

The Caedmon Poetry Collection eliminates the struggle for perfect communication between author and reader. Just listen and you'll understand...

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