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The Poetry of Freedom: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Poetic Expression in the Struggle for Liberty
The Poetry of Freedom An Anthology of the World's Greatest Poetic Expression in the Struggle for Liberty Author:Ed. William Rose Benet and Norman Cousins THE POETRY OF FREEDOM — EDITED BY WILLIAM ROSE BENET AND NORMAN COUSINS — POETS have always been in the first bat — talions of the fight for liberty. Ever on the side of humanity and against despotism, they have given expression to the dream of a world rid of tyranny and slavery. The story of liberty has always been the story of the world's great p... more »oetry.
This anthology of 850 pages, representative of the world's voice of freedom, brings together the most complete coJIection of poetry ever devoted exclusively to the theme of man's aspiration toward liberty. The poets range from the early Greeks and AeHric to the young men fighting in the Second World War who are inspired by the ever-new hope of a better world. In its three general divisions, this volume contains large sections devoted to the great lyric and dramatic writers of Britain and her Dominions;
to American poets from Francis Scott Key
to Archibald MacLeish; and to the foreign poets from the Orient, the Near East, the European countries, Asia and all the civilized world.
Under the editorship of William Rose Benet, Pulitzer Prize poet, and Norman Cousins, editor of the Saturday Review of Literature, The Poetry of Freedom attains the importance of the theme which its title proclaims.« less