Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems (Paperback)

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Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems (Paperback)

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A gathering of last poems by great poets from W.H. Auden to Walt Whitman with extensive commentary by esteemed literary critic Harold Bloom,  hailed by Booklist as “a collection of surpassing splendor and resonance.”

In this charming anthology, Harold Bloom collects the last poems of history's most important and celebrated poets. As with his immensely popular Best Poems of the English Language, Bloom has carefully curated and annotated the final works of one hundred poets in Till I End My Song, with selections from John Keats, T.S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost, D.H. Lawrence, W.H. Auden, John Milton, Herman Melville, Emily Brontë, and others. Written with the same wise and discerning commentary of earlier books—including his acclaimed Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human and The Book of JTill I End My Song is a moving and provocative meditation on the relationship between art, meaning, and ultimately, death, from the literary titan of our time.

Harold Bloom was a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. His more than thirty books include The Best Poems of the English Language, The Art of Reading Poetry, and The Book of J. He was a MacArthur Prize Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, including the Academy’s Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism, the International Prize of Catalonia, and the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico.

Product Details ISBN: 9780061923067
ISBN-10: 0061923060
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 20th, 2011
Pages: 416
Language: English

“A collection of surpassing splendor and resonance.” — Booklist

“[Bloom looks] to poems for clarity about the end of life.” — New York Times Book Review