n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - The lasting intoxication of English poetry
, Helen Moffet and Es'kia Mphahlele : book review

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237



Unlike its older sister anthology from the same publishing house - Andersen et al.'s - this one offers a useful introduction to the first-time tertiary student of English poetry. It includes a concise overview of English history and literature which should alleviate, at least to some extent, the lack of an historical sense among most of the current enrolments at universities in the country. (Gone are the days when one could assume that students would know more or less what the Copernican revolution involved.) It is not a bad idea to begin an introductory anthology for Southern African students with a contextualization such as this.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error