Explaining the Canonical Poems of English Literature

Author: Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya
Year:2012
Pages:116
ISBN:0-7734-2563-2
978-0-7734-2563-7
Price:119.95
Nadya Q.Chishty-Mujahid’s Explaining the Canonical Poems of English Literature spans several centuries of English literature, by examining the canonical poetry of writers such as Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell, Browning, Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett, and D.H. Lawrence. Chishty-Mujahid demonstrates that however much we have studied these great poets, there is still room to elucidate on their magnitude. More importantly, Chishty-Mujahid reinvigorates the importance of these masterpieces by rejecting the postmodern argument that these authors are culturally dominant relics of the past. Rather, through her commentary she appeals to the undergraduate and graduate reader that while canonical poetry has undergone several mutations over the centuries those works continue to uplift the soul and remain the apex of literary expression.

Reviews

“This book is a welcome reminder that, regardless of how much or how little effort we have previously invested in Shakespeare, Keats and the like, further effort brings further reward, and there is no point of diminishing returns.” – Prof. David Grandy, Brigham Young University

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Poems and Commentaries

Conclusion

Index of Titles

Index of First Lines