Item description for Chapters into Verse: A Selection of Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible from Genesis through Revelation by Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder & Laurence Wieder...
Overview Drawing a unique map of the history of English poetry, this book surveys and defines the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the 14th century to the present. Arranged in order of the Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, the book presents each poem alongside the biblical passage that inspired it.
Publishers Description Drawing a unique map of the history of English poetry, Chapters Into Verse surveys and defines the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the fourteenth century to the present. Arranged in scriptural order from Genesis to Revelation, the book presents each poem alongside the biblical passage that inspired it. Thus readers can conveniently witness the various ways sacred text has sparked the imagination of poets throughout the ages. The editors have included poems by virtually all the prominent religious poets--among them John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Edward Taylor, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Included, too, are devotional and visionary works from a wide range of vintage poets--Robert Burns, William Blake, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Tennyson, and Robert Browning. Proving that the Bible is just as powerful a source of inspiration today as it was in the past, the collection also assembles a mixed congregation of modern and contemporary poets, such as Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Countee Cullen, e.e. cummings, William Butler Yeats, Laura (Riding) Jackson, A.D. Hope, Denise Levertov, and Philip Levine. Of enduring interest to readers of both scripture and literature, this anthology illuminates key passages of the Old and New Testament. In selection after selection, readers will encounter an astonishing variety of religious experiences, as a host of poets from many eras and many backgrounds respond to Holy Scripture profoundly and imaginatively.
Citations And Professional Reviews Chapters into Verse: A Selection of Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible from Genesis through Revelation by Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder & Laurence Wieder has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.12" Height: 1.13" Weight: 1.58 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2000
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195136764 ISBN13 9780195136760
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More About Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder & Laurence Wieder
Robert Atwan is founder and series editor of The Best American Essays and co-editor of Divine Inspiration (OUP 1998) Laurance Wieder is a poet and the editor of The Poets' Book of Psalms (OUP 1999).
Robert Atwan currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. Robert Atwan has an academic affiliation as follows - Seton Hall Seton Hall University Seton Hall Seton Hall University Seto.
Robert Atwan has published or released items in the following series...