Excerpt from Georgian Poetry, 1920-1922
The origin of these books, which is set forth in the memoir of Rupert Brooke, was simple and humble. I found, ten years ago, that there were a number of writers doing work which appeared to me extremely good, but which was narrowly know... n and I thought that anyone, however unprofessional and meagrely gifted, who presented a conspectus of it in a challenging and manageable form might be doing a good turn both to the poets and to the reading public. 80, I think I may claim, it proved to be. The first volume seemed to supply a want. It was eagerly bought the con tinuation of the affair was at once taken so much for granted as to be almost unavoidable; and there hasbeen no break in the demand for the successive books. If they have won for themselves any position, there is no possible reason except the pleasure they have given.
Having entered upon a course of disclamation, I should like to make a mild protest against a further charge that Georgian Poetry has merely encouraged a small clique of mutually indistinguishable poetasters to abound in their own and each other's sense or nonsense. It is natural that the poets of a generation should have points in common but to my fond eye those who have graced these collections look as diverse as sheep to their shepherd, or the members of a Chinese family to their uncle; and if there is an allegation which I would deny wit/j both bandr, it is this: that an insipid sameness is the chief characteristic of an anthology which offers - to name almost at random seven only out of forty (oh ominous academic number - the work of Messrs. Abercrombie, Davies, de la Mare, Graves, Lawrence, Nichols and Squire.
The ideal Georgian Poetry - a book which would err neither by omission nor by inclusion, and would contain the best, and only the best poems of the best, and only the best poets of the day - could only be achieved, if at all, by dint of a Royal Commission. The present volume is nothing of the kind.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Hvis denne bog ikke er noget for dig, kan du benytte kategorierne nedenfor til at finde andre titler. Klik på en kategori for at se lignende bøger.