New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Fine / Fine. Item #006822
Full red cloth. Pictorial endpapers. viii, 312 pp. B&W illustrations in text. One small short tail to foot of dust jacket, slight rubbing to front joint, else a fine copy. Joh Carey tell the stories behind the world's greatest poems, from the oldest surviving one written nearly 4000 years ago to those being written today. This little history shines a light on the richness and variation of the world's poems - and the elusive quality which makes them all the more enticing.