The Great Poets: Matthew Arnold
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Date: June 2017
Duration: 1 hours 18 minutes
Considered the bridge between romanticism and modernism, Matthew Arnold wrote verse that is simple, unadorned and straightforward. From the hypnotic and beautiful lines of Dover Beach, to the pastoral narrative of The Scholar Gipsy, Arnold cast a gaze at the main intellectual issues of the nineteenth century while giving a timeless insight into man and nature.
This collection covers his major poetic works, including the narrative poems, sonnets and elegiac poems, illuminating the lyricism and serenity of Arnold's best poetry.
Delivered with verve and passion, Jonathan Keeble's reading is suffused with an energy found in Arnold's most moving poetry.
Other poems include Desire, Longing, A Summer Night, Consolation, Philomela, A Dream, East London, West London, Thyrsis, Immortality, Growing Old, A Wish, Bacchanalia|Or, The New Age, A Modern Sappho, The Hayswater Boat, The River, Human Life, The Buried Life, Austerity of Poetry, A Farewell, Requiescat.