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4.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 5 4.08 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Helen Gardner Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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The metaphysical poets were a loose group of British lyric poets of the 17th century. In this collection read by Sir Cedric Harwicke, Robert Newton and David Moore are poems by John Donne, Robert Southwell, Richard Crawshaw, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan and Andrew Marvell.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stefan | 11/30/2013

    " It's just too goddamned long and too goddamned boring to read. After about six months, I got about three fourths of the way through. I'm not doing this again unless I have a metaphysical poetry professor shepherding me through this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom Dunn | 3/9/2013

    " Our text in the 1960s, don't know of a better introduction to the subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mohammed Galal | 1/20/2013

    " A worth-reading book.Donne is the best,Herbert the most authentic! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martin | 10/24/2012

    " I gotta admit - i love Donne, but reading this was a lot like work. Like eating your oatmeal - good for you, but you'd rather have a beer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariah | 6/23/2012

    " This book has helped me discover a love for John Donne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enfleurage | 6/7/2012

    " I love metaphysical poetry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/24/2012

    " Donne, contributes the work which is, by far, the best. Some interesting selections. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 5/23/2012

    " Actually, I've already read this. But a good poetry anthology is gold, and worth returning to again and again (as I'm doing now). Gardner did a great job with the selections. Donne, Herbert, Vaughn, but also poets that have been long forgotten. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 5/12/2012

    " Did every high school student have to study this? Surely they could have some new ideas by now for poetry to study... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry O'Connor | 2/4/2012

    " Surely the most innovative group of poets, in the English language, until the Modernists and Post-Modernists of 20th Century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Cane | 11/29/2011

    " In addition to the terrific selection, there is a very perceptive introduction by Helen Gardner with one of the most enlightening and well-written discussions of the metaphysical conceit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gayle | 10/8/2011

    " This was a school book. I still love it and read it often. What is there not to love? Especially Donne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lysergius | 10/3/2011

    " A goodly selection of the best of the metaphysical Poets. An excellent introduction to these poetical mind benders... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikael | 9/25/2011

    " now thats what i call an anthology vol. 1 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk | 9/17/2011

    " "Go catch a falling star or get with child a mandrake root..." What more can one say. John Donne particularly! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rozonda | 3/16/2011

    " Beautiful collection from own of the most personal lyrical movements any countr ever had. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mieczyslaw | 1/21/2011

    " "Go catch a falling star or get with child a mandrake root..." What more can one say. John Donne particularly! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 7/13/2010

    " Did every high school student have to study this? Surely they could have some new ideas by now for poetry to study... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry | 6/22/2010

    " Surely the most innovative group of poets, in the English language, until the Modernists and Post-Modernists of 20th Century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom | 2/10/2010

    " Our text in the 1960s, don't know of a better introduction to the subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 10/8/2008

    " Actually, I've already read this. But a good poetry anthology is gold, and worth returning to again and again (as I'm doing now). Gardner did a great job with the selections. Donne, Herbert, Vaughn, but also poets that have been long forgotten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 8/2/2008

    " In addition to the terrific selection, there is a very perceptive introduction by Helen Gardner with one of the most enlightening and well-written discussions of the metaphysical conceit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martin | 3/2/2008

    " I gotta admit - i love Donne, but reading this was a lot like work. Like eating your oatmeal - good for you, but you'd rather have a beer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikael | 1/20/2008

    " now thats what i call an anthology vol. 1 "

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