Book Read The Complete Poems by Ben Jonson

Book Read The Complete Poems by Ben Jonson

The Complete Poems

One of the greatest English playwrights of the seventeenth century, Ben Jonson was also a deeply influential lyric poet, whose poetry combined classical ideals with a vigorous interest in contemporary life and colloquial language The Complete Poems contains all the volumes of poetry Jonson published in his lifetime including Epigrams, The Forest and Underwoods alongsi One of the greatest English playwrights of the seventeenth century, Ben Jonson was also a deeply influential lyric poet, whose poetry combined classical ideals with a vigorous interest in contemporary life and colloquial language The Complete Poems contains all the volumes of poetry Jonson published in his lifetime including Epigrams, The Forest and Underwoods alongside a wide variety of his other poems collected after his death Ranging from deeply moving pieces such as On My First Son and the elegant love lyric Song to Celia to brutally satirical poems such as On Poet Ape and the reflective An Ode to Himself , it offers a powerful celebration of both one man s life, and of an age

Title : The Complete Poems
Author :  Ben Jonson
Language : English
Isbn : 0140422773
Format : Paperback
Pages : 640 pages

Rating: 4.5

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