Ben Jonson Paperback / softback
by Ben Jonson
Edited by Thom Gunn
Part of the Poet to Poet series
In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past.
By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their introductions, the selectors offer a passionate and accessible introduction to some of the greatest poets in history.
Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was born in London, and became a leading poet, playwright and essayist of the Elizabethan age.
In 1598he killed an actor in a duel but escaped hanging by pleading benefit of the clergy, and by 1616 had re-established enough Court favour to be awarded a pension by James I - in effect making him the first Poet Laureate.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/04/2005
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780571226795
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