"As critic and scholar he calls tremendously on his knowledge of literature past and present to provide new insights, aspects and illuminations....Ricks looks at poetry over a considerable range, a lively critic who assures us through clarifying analysis of its power and force in our lives."--The New York Times Book Review. "A work of enormous brilliance."--Encounter. "The richness and variety of these essays is truly remarkable."--Listener. Though published independently over many years, each of these penetrating essays ...

The Force of Poetry 1995, OUP Oxford

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The Force of Poetry 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

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The Force of Poetry 1984, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

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