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by Michael Alexander
Tracing the development of one of the world's richest literatures from the Old English period through to the present day, the narrative discusses a wide range of key authors but never loses its clarity or verve.
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Michael Alexander is Berry Professor of English Literature at St. Andrews University. 1. This book is rather vague. The descriptions of the major movements of literature are fairly good, but the descriptions of authors and works are very subjective, derived mostly from the author's impressions of them rather than dwelling on the descriptions of them. They are not discussed in-depth, and often key facts about the authors or works have been left out completely.
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Professor Alexander has brought off a remarkable feat. A History of English Literature remains the essential companion for anyone wishing to follow the unfolding of writing in England from its beginnings. His history is comprehensive, clear, judicious and sometimes punchy. It is ideal for those who know a few landmark texts, but little of the literary landscape that surrounds them; those who want to know what English literature consists of; and those who simply want to read its fascinating story.
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MICHAEL ALEXANDER is Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews, UK. He is a poet and translator and has international experience of teaching English literature, both medieval and modern. MICHAEL ALEXANDER is Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews, UK.
Michael Joseph Alexander (born 1941) is a British translator, poet, academic and broadcaster. He held the Berry Chair of English Literature at the University of St Andrews until his retirement in 2003. He is best known for his translations of Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon poems into modern English verse. He was educated at Downside School, read English at Oxford University, then spent a year in France and in Italy, attending the University of Perugia.
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