Poetry at Present

Poetry at Present

by Charles Williams


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'Poetry at Present' (1930), written by Charles Williams, a reader of significant works of contemporary poetry. Williams' described the essays in his book as 'utilitarian', and he intended them to be used as a non-critical aid to poetry reading and interpretation. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British theologian, playwright, novelist and poet. As a member of the 'Inklings' literary group at Oxford, his work supported a strong sense of narrative. Williams acknowledged the spiritual undercurrents present in life and his literary explorations into Christian fantasy writing, such as 'Descent into Hell' (1937), earned him many followers. This classic work is now being republished in a new modern edition with a specially commissioned introductory biography.

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ISBN-13: 9781528708654
Publisher: White Press
Publication date: 12/14/2018
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Author and scholar Charles Williams (18861945) joined, in 1908, the staff of the Oxford University Press, the publishing house in which he worked for the rest of his life. Throughout these years, poetry, novels, plays, biographies, history, literary criticism, and theology poured from his pen. At the beginning of the Second World War the publishing house was evacuated to Oxford where, in addition to his own writing and his editorial work for the Press, he taught in the University.

Table of Contents

Thomas Hardy 1

Robert Bridges 18

A. E. Housman 30

Rudyard Kipling 40

W. B. Yeats 56

W. H. Davies 70

Walter de la Mare 82

G. K. Chesterton 97

John Masefield 114

Ralph Hodgson 128

Wilfrid Gibson 136

Lascelles Abercrombie 149

T. S. Eliot 163

Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell 175

Robert Graves 194

Edmund Blunden 207

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