A Sudden Line: An Anthology of Modern Verse - Roger Armstrong; Isobel Armstrong;Oxford University Press, 1976, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Edges of wraps a little rubbed otherwise a very well presented copy.
First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “In certain respects A Sudden Line has much in common with our earlier anthology, Every Man Will Shout. It has the same structure — three sections with progressively broadening themes — and the same scheme, based on similarities or contrasts in mood, subject and style, for the arrangement of poems. The material is again drawn from a very wide area and includes translations as well as poems from English-speaking countries. The emphasis is on work that has a direct appeal and the capacity for illuminating the experiences, thoughts, and feelings of young people. The relationship between poetry appreciation and poetry writing is reinforced by another selection of poems by students, whose reactions, as before, decided which poems were finally included and which were left out.”