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The Task And Other Poems

By: William Cowper
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Task and Other Poems" is a literary collection penned by William Cowper, a renowned English poet of the 18th century. This compilation showcases Cowper's exceptional talent for capturing the depth and complexity of human emotions and experiences through his profound and lyrical verses. At the heart of the collection lies Cowper's magnum opus, "The Task." This long, contemplative poem delves into a myriad of themes, including nature, faith, love, and the intricacies of everyday life. Alongside "The Task," the collection features a selection of Cowper's other poems, each showcasing his mastery of language, vivid imagery, and poetic techniques. "The Task and Other Poems" is a testament to Cowper's deep introspection, his struggles with mental health, and his unwavering faith. His poetry reveals a keen sensitivity to the human experience, exploring themes of hope, redemption, and the power of literature to illuminate our hearts and minds. With its timeless relevance and lyrical beauty, "The Task and Other Poems" remains a captivating literary work that allows readers to delve into the profound thoughts and emotions of William Cowper, appreciating the lasting impact of his poetic legacy.

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William Cowper

William Cowper (1731-1800) was an English poet and hymnodist, widely regarded as one of the most important poets of the Romantic era. He is best known for his naturalistic poetry that reflects on the beauty of nature and the importance of individual freedom. Cowper was born in Hertfordshire, England, and spent much of his early life suffering from depression and anxiety. He was educated at Westminster School and studied law, but never practiced. Instead, he focused on his writing, and published his first book of poems in 1782. Cowper's most famous work is "The Task," a long poem that celebrates the beauty of nature and reflects on the role of the individual in society. The poem is known for its vivid descriptions of the English countryside and its reflection on the importance of freedom and individuality. In addition to his poetry, Cowper is also known for his hymns, many of which are still sung today. Some of his most famous hymns include "God Moves in a Mysterious Way","O for a Closer Walk with God," and "There is a Fountain Filled with Blood." Cowper's personal life was marked by tragedy and mental illness. He suffered several nervous breakdowns throughout his life and attempted suicide on several occasions. Despite his struggles, however, he continued to write and is regarded as one of the most important poets of his time. Overall, Cowper's contributions to English literature and his influence on the Romantic movement continue to be celebrated today. His poetry and hymns remain popular and his personal struggles have helped to inspire a greater understanding and acceptance of mental illness.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 152 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358592877
  • ISBN-13: 9789358592870
  • Item Weight: 182.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.75 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Literary Criticism / Poetry,Poetry / General,Poetry / Ancient & Classical