The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem
This is a new book. Condition: Brand New.
The prose poem has proven one of the most innovative and versatile poetic forms of recent years. In the century-and-a-half since Charles Baudelaire, Emma Lazarus, Oscar Wilde and Ivan Turgenev spread the notion of a new kind of poetry, this 'genre with an oxymoron for a name' has attracted and beguiled many of our most beloved writers. Yet, even now, this peculiarly rich and expansive form can strike many readers as something of a mystery.
Here, Jeremy Noel-Tod reconstructs the history of the prose poem for us by selecting the essential pieces of writing - by turns luminous, brooding, lamentatory and comic - which have defined and developed it at each stage, covering a greater chronological sweep and international range than any previous anthology of this kind.
Book details and technical specifications
Format: Paperback / softback
Published: November 2019
Number of pages: 480
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Depth: 27 mm
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd