The Oxford Book of American Verse by F O Matthiessen, book club edition, 1950
Synopsis: A worthy companion to The Oxford Book of English Verse, this anthology covers, in 571 selections, the whole range of American poetry from colonial times; more than half of it is devoted to the best work of the period from 1900 to 1950.
Fifty-one poets represented--deliberately fewer than in most anthologies, so that sufficient space can be devoted to each poet to afford a real understanding of his or her work. More recent and less well-known poets are represented wherever possible by works of some length rather than by a scattering of short poems. Brief biographical notes at the end.
- 1950 copy of The Oxford Book of English Verse by F O Matthiessen
- a Book of the Month book club edition, so collectible!
- hardcover with dust jacket
- excellent condition