Ben Jonson, Paperback / softback Book

Ben Jonson Paperback / softback

Edited by Thom Gunn

Part of the Poet to Poet series

Description

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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780571226795

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