Arthurian Poets: Edwin Arlington Robinson

Arthurian Poets: Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edited by James P. Carley

Paperback
$34.95

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

`Traditional yet original, realistic but not in the reductive sense, he is too good to be forgotten.' ROBERTSON DAVIES Robinson's Arthurian poems, published between 1917 and 1927, won him a Pulitzer prize and yet are almost unknown today. With his introspective New England style and quiet tone, he brilliantly catches the tension between reason and passion that drives the characters of the Arthurian stories: these are modern lovers, with the philosophical and psychological concerns of the early 20th century. The sense of vision, and the feeling that the world of Arthur mirrors the fate of all mankind, binds the diverse characters together, and makes Robinson's poems essential reading for everyone interested in the Arthurian legend in the twentieth century.

Details

April 1990
396 pages
21.6x13.5 cm
ISBN: 9780851155456
Format: Paperback
Boydell Press
BIC DSC, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3JJ
BISAC LIT014000, LIT004120, LIT011000
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Reviews

`E. A. Robinson is too good a poet to be widely popular: his vision is too personal, too relentless to appeal to a crowd. Traditional yet original, realistic but not in the reductive sense, he is too good to be forgotten.' Robertson Davies

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