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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $56
  • October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92857-0
  • 6.2 × 9.3 in / 784 pages
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

The Norton Introduction to Poetry

Ninth Edition


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Alison Booth (Editor, University of Virginia), J. Paul Hunter (Editor, University of Virginia), Kelly J. Mays (Editor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Overview | For Instructors

The most wide-ranging collection of its kind, The Norton Introduction to Poetry offers a complete course in reading and writing about poetry that is designed to appeal to students of all backgrounds, abilities, and interests.

It not only sharpens students’ close-reading skills and deepens their appreciation for the emotional power of poetry, but also connects poetry to the larger world by providing a thorough introduction to poetry’s authorial, cultural, and critical contexts.


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