Item description for Classic American Poetry: 65 Poems by Longfellow, Poe, Emerson, Whitman, Frost, Cummings and Many More by Garrick Hagon...
Poetry, Whitman believed, is the voice of the nation. This wide-ranging anthology reflects the changing pre-occupations and visions of Americans from the 16th century to the present day. Here are 65 poems by the leading classic figures in American poetry, including Longfellow, Poe, Dickinson, Whitman, Frost and E. E. Cummings as well as popular anonymous works such as Frankie and Johnny which are an integral part of American consciousness.
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.6" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 962634198X ISBN13 9789626341988 UPC 730099019828
Reviews - What do customers think about Classic American Poetry: 65 Poems by Longfellow, Poe, Emerson, Whitman, Frost, Cummings and Many More?
Classic American Poetry: 65 Poems by Longfellow, Poe, Emerson, Whitman, Frost, Cummings and Many More Nov 9, 2006
I was completely satisfied with my transaction.
The best way to enjoy poetry Jun 13, 2002
poetry is one of those things wich either you can't stand or simply love. Having been exposed to very little myself I decided to give this coolection a try. I have purchased Naxos products in the past so I considered myself to be safe. Naxos after all is a great publisher. Well, I popped in the first CD and boy I was drawn in. The various readers used on this production were simply outstanding. I have never heard such narration before. I don't know why the reviewer below me is complaining. I have very little knowledge about the poets included in this collection but I feel I got a crash course in some ways. It was a pleasure to simply listen to the text being read. It makes for a great companion when enjoying a good cup of coffee as well. I will most definitely buy more poetry collections done by Naxos; in fact I have started listening to another set all ready. Bravo to the readers and to a fine audiobook. It is one of those books I will listen to over and over again for the works here are timeless indeed. This audiobook contains two CD's. The narration is done by a variety of readers and the poems are complemented with musical interludes.
Pretty awful. Jan 23, 2001
There's a reason great actors get paid the big bucks: their voices have a quality that makes anything they read interesting and thought-provoking. Not so with these amateurs. They all sound like my past English teachers who made me hate poetry. Having no inate vocal qualities, they over emphasize every word and emotion, like someone reading a poem to young children. There is no subtlety or sub-text. If you just want to hear some famous poetry, maybe you'll like this. But if you're looking for something that will actually move you as you listen, this ain't it.