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Sea-Fever

Selected Poems

John Masefield

Edited by Philip Errington

Cover of Sea-Fever by John Masefield
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Categories: 20th Century, British
Imprint: Carcanet Classics
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • 'Sea-Fever' remains one of the most popular poems of the last century, and John Masefield one of the most popular poets, a superb spinner of yarns and ballads of tall ships, exotic seas, of the deep-rooted life of rural England, and of the great narratives of Troy and Arthurian legend. This book includes his most popular poems and a few previously uncollected rarities. All share Masefield's love of particular lives: he draws the reader into his stories with an incomparable music of language.

    This is a representative selection of the poems, in chronological sequence spanning his long career. The editor also provides a full introduction to his work.
    John Masefield
    †John Masefield was born in Ledbury, Herefordshire, in 1878. He was orphaned at an early age and, after a brief period at the King's School, Warwick, was educated aboard the Liverpool school-ship Conway . As an apprentice, Masefield sailed round Cape Horn in 1894; as a result of sickness, he was ... read more
    Philip Errington
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    'Selected Poems is an especially enjoyable body of work. It articulates colour and exoticism combined with contrast. This provides an expressive and profound response to not just the conservative "green and pleasant land," but importantly, highlights the grey and grinding industrial oppression on the senses.'
    Christine Hammond, Everybody's Reviewing



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