: English Poetry

English Poetry. An Anthology

Engl. Hrsg.: Borgmeier, Raimund; Hanke, Michael
263 S.
ISBN: 978-3-15-019812-4
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Die Anthologie präsentiert mit 111 Gedichten vom 16. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert einen Querschnitt durch fünfhundert Jahre englische Lyrikgeschichte. Im Anhang werden die Autorinnen und Autoren - darunter Thomas Wyatt, Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare natürlich, John Donne, John Milton, Blake, Keates, Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes - in Kurzporträts vorgestellt. Für jeden, der sich anhand der Originaltexte einen Überblick über die englische Lyrik verschaffen will.

Texte in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter am Fuß jeder Seite sowie Literaturhinweisen.
Vorwort
Die englische Lyrik: ein ganz kurzer Überblick

Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–42)
1 “They flee from me that sometime did me seek”
2 “Who so list to hunt, I know where is an hind”

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517–47)
3 “The soote season, that bud and bloom forth brings”

Queen Elizabeth (1533–1603)
4 “When I was fair and young, and favour gracèd me”

Edmund Spenser (1552?–99)
5 “Like as a ship that through the ocean wide”
6 The Faerie Queene (III,6,41–49)

Sir Philip Sidney (1554–86)
7 “With how sad steps, o Moon, thou climb’st the skies”
8 “Come, Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace”
9 “Leave me, O Love, which reachest but to dust”

Henry Constable (1562–1613)
10 “My lady’s presence makes the roses red”

Samuel Daniel (1562–1619)
11 “Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable night”

Michael Drayton (1563–1631)
12 “Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part”

William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
13 “When forty winters shall besiege thy brow”
14 “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
15 “When to the sessions of sweet silent thought”
16 “Full many a glorious morning have I seen”
17 “Not marble, nor the gilded monuments”
18 “Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore”
19 “That time of year thou mayst in me behold”
20 “They that have power to hurt and will do none”
21 “Let me not to the marriage of true minds”
22 “Th’expense of spirit in a waste of shame”
23 “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”
24 “It was a lover and his lass”
25 “Full fathom five thy father lies”
26 “The master, the swabber, the boatswain, and I”

Thomas Campion (1567–1620)
27 Amaryllis
28 Corinna

John Donne (1572–1631)
29 The Sun Rising
30 The Flea
31 “Batter my heart, three-personed God; for, you”
32 Hymn to God my God, in my Sickness

Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
33 To Celia

George Herbert (1593–1633)
34 The Pulley
35 Love III

John Milton (1608–74)
36 Lycidas
37 To the Lord General Cromwell
38 “When I consider how my light is spent”
39 Paradise Lost (I, 1–26)

Richard Crashaw (1613?–49)
40 The Flaming Heart

Andrew Marvell (1621–78)
41 To his Coy Mistress
42 The Garden

John Dryden (1631–1700)
43 A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day

Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
44 An Essay on Criticism (I, 68–91)
45 Epistle to Miss Blount, on her Leaving the Town, after the Coronation
46 Epitaph. On Mr. Gay. In Westminster-Abbey
47 Epitaph. On Himself

Anonymous
48 Lord Randal
49 Sir Patrick Spens

James Thomson (1700–48)
50 Rule, Britannia!

Thomas Gray (1716–71)
51 Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

William Collins (1721–59)
52 Ode to Evening

William Blake (1757–1827)
53 The Lamb
54 Holy Thursday (Songs of Innocence)
55 Holy Thursday (Songs of Experience)
56 The Tyger
57 London

Robert Burns (1759–96)
58 A Red, Red Rose
59 To a Mouse

William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
60 “She dwelt among the untrodden ways”
61 Resolution and Independence
62 Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
63 “I wandered lonely as a cloud”
64 The Solitary Reaper
65 “Scorn not the sonnet; critic, you have frowned”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
66 Kubla Khan
67 To the Author of “The Robbers”
68 A Child’s Evening Prayer

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788–1824)
69 “She walks in beauty, like the night”
70 Prometheus

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
71 Ozymandias
72 Sonnet: England in 1819
73 Ode to the West Wind
74 To Night

John Keats (1795–1821)
75 On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer
76 Ode to a Nightingale
77 Ode on a Grecian Urn
78 To Autumn
79 La Belle Dame sans Merci

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–61)
80 “If thou must love me, let it be for nought”

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)
81 The Lady of Shalott
82 “Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean”

Robert Browning (1812–89)
83 My Last Duchess

Matthew Arnold (1822–88)
84 Dover Beach

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–82)
85 Sudden Light

Christina Rossetti (1830–94)
86 By the Sea

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
87 August

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)
88 After a Journey

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)
89 The Windhover
90 “Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend”

A. E. Housman (1859–1936)
91 “On Wenlock Edge the wood’s in trouble”

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
92 Danny Deever

W. B. Yeats (1865–1939)
93 The Second Coming
94 Lapis Lazuli

Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)
95 Eulogy of My House

Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)
96 Ass-Face

T. S. Eliot (1888–1965)
97 Sweeney Among the Nightingales
98 Journey of the Magi

Wilfred Owen (1893–1918)
99 Strange Meeting

Robert Graves (1895–1985)
100 Welsh Incident

Roy Campbell (1901–57)
101 Choosing a Mast
102 Luis de Camões

John Betjeman (1906–84)
103 The Metropolitan Railway

W. H. Auden (1907–73)
104 The Capital
105 An Encounter

George Barker (1913–91)
106 “I sent a letter to my love”

Dylan Thomas (1914–53)
107 Poem in October

Charles Causley (1917–2003)
108 I Am the Great Sun

Philip Larkin (1922–85)
109 The Explosion

Ted Hughes (1930–98)
110 The Jaguar

Tony Harrison (*1937)
111 Heredity

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