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The Great Poets: John Masefield

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XA 0135
The Great Poets: John Masefield
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ISBN: 9781843797388
Download Size: 115 Mb
Running Time: 01:19:20
Digital UPC: 9781843797388

Release Date: January 2013
Originally recorded in 2013
John Masefield
Ronald Pickup
Spoken Word

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The Great Poets: John Masefield
John Masefield
Read by Ronald Pickup
John Masefield (1878–1967) was one of the most prolific, popular and successful poets of the twentieth century. Masefield broke upon Edwardian literature with the startling work entitled The Everlasting Mercy, which described the spiritual enlightenment of a drunken poacher. Over the span of his lifetime, he was appointed Poet Laureate and amassed a large number of admirers, which included such high-profile names as John Betjeman, Robert Graves and W.B. Yeats. This collection contains thirty-six poems and spans Masefield's entire career. There are early poems from Salt-Water Ballads (1902) and Ballads (1903), followed by extracts from the narrative poems The Everlasting Mercy, Dauber and Reynard the Fox. The selection also includes a number of sonnets including 'On Growing Old', as well as his poetry on the Romans, alongside a number of rarities.

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