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Poems of Mourning

£10.99

 Saluting, lamenting and honouring the dead are the poet’s primal tasts in all ages. Whether it be Ben Jonson pining for his son, Keats and Rilke envisaging their own demise, Wilfred Owen commemorating comrades in war, or Homer’s Odysseus grieving over his dog—all give expression to the universal need for mourning. But mourning has many forms and moods, and this collection explores them all, from Tennyson’s black grief to Whitman’s radiant melancholy, from Hardy’s despair to Rochester’s humour, from Sassoon’s anger to Christina Rossetti’s tender resignation.

This book is part of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets series - that means it's small and rather lovely. It's a pocket clothbound volume with an elegant jacket, full cloth sewn binding, silk ribbon marker and headbands, gold stamping on front and spine and decorative endpapers. A beautiful addition to your bookcase or a gorgeous gift. 

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm