The Nation's Favourite: Twentieth Century Poems



This Lovely Book Of Poetry Brings Together Over Of The Most Celebrated And Cherished Poems Of The Th Century Including Poets As Diverse As John Betjeman And Ted Hughes, Siegfried Sassoon And Allan Ahlberg, And Subjects From All Avenues Of Life War, Family Life, Love, Death, Religion, The Countryside, Animals And Comedy The Whole Breadth Of The Nation S Life During The Th Century Is Encapsulated Here Compiled And Edited By Griff Rhys Jones As Part Of The Successful The Nations Favourite Poems Series, This Book Brings Together The Wealth Of New And Innovative Poetry Styles That Flourished In The Th CenturyThe Nation's Favourite: Twentieth Century Poems

Griffith Griff Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor, television presenter and personality Jones came to national attention in the early 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones along with his comedy partner Mel Smith With Smith, he founded television production company Talkback Productions, now part of RTL Group He went on to develop a career as a television presenter and writer, as well as continuing with acting work.While at Brentwood School he met Douglas Adams who would later write The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Rhys Jones followed Adams to Cambridge, reading history and English at Emmanuel College While at university, Jones joined Cambridge Footlights Club of which he became Vice President in 1976 He was also president of the ADC Amateur Dramatic Club during his time at Cambridge He then joined BBC Radio Light Entertainment as a trainee producer, with his output including the satirical show Week Ending and Brain of Britain An evening planned to spend watching his hero Frankie Howerd at the invitation of friends Clive Anderson and Rory McGrath, who were writing the show at the time, resulted in Rhys Jones replacing the show s producer, who had suffered from a stress related illness from dealing with the comedian He later produced Rowan Atkinson s show The Atkinson People for the BBC and has appeared twice on Whose Line Is It Anyway.Rhys Jones filled in several minor roles in the first series of Not the Nine O Clock News, and was brought in as a regular cast member from the second series onwards, replacing Chris Langham, alongside Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith and Pamela Stephenson.In 1981, Smith and Rhys Jones founded TalkBack Productions, a company which has produced many of the most popular British comedy series of the past two decades, including Smack the Pony, Da Ali G Show, I m Alan Partridge and Big Train From 1984, Smith and Rhys Jones appeared in the comedy sketch series Alas Smith and Jones the show s title being a pun on the American TV series Alias Smith and Jones After the first series, the pair appeared on the big screen in Mike Hodges sci fi comedy movie Morons from Outer Space and then in 1989, the LWT production Wilt Rhys Jones has developed a career as a television presenter, beginning as the co host on several Comic Relief programmes He presented Bookworm from 1994 to 2000 and is the presenter of the BBC s Restoration programme he began filming its third series at Lincoln Cathedral on 3 June 2006 , and has done a considerable amount of fundraising work for the Hackney Empire theatre conservation project In 2004, he led a demonstration at the Senate House in Cambridge University for the purpose of saving architecture as a degree in Cambridge.Rhys Jones has written or co written many of the programmes he has appeared in, and a number of spin off books In 2002, he started writing a book called To the Baltic with Bob, describing his adventures on the high seas with his sailing friend Bob, as they make their way to Saint Petersburg, port by port Rhys Jones released the book in 2003 His early life has been captured in his autobiography, Semi Detached, published in 2006 by Penguin Books His book to accompany the BBC1 series Mountain was published in July 2007.

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • The Nation's Favourite: Twentieth Century Poems
  • Griff Rhys Jones
  • English
  • 03 October 2017

10 thoughts on “The Nation's Favourite: Twentieth Century Poems

  1. says:

    Griff Rhys Jones himself admits this selection is surprisingly conservative, and it certainly contains a disappointing volume of stodge it often seemsVictorian than modern Most of the poets here were dead before the twentieth century ended However, it served my purpose which was to fill some gaps in my knowledge of well known poetry And there are some gems in here like Brian Patten s A Blade of Grass and Wilfred Owen s The Send off And I discovered that after all the other bilge Griff Rhys Jones himself admits this selection is surprisingly conservative, and it certainly contains a disappointing volume of stodge it often seemsVictorian than modern Most of the poets here were dead before the twentieth century ended However, it served my purpose which was to fill some gaps in my knowledge of well known poetry And there are some gems in here like Brian Patten s A Blade of Grass and Wilfred Owen s The Send off And I discovered that after all the other bilge T S Eliot s The Waste Land was refreshingly enjoyable I call that a valuable lesson in aesthetics

  2. says:

    Review first posted on BookLikes people have stopped reading poetry after 1970, this is an odd collection of poetry most of it was written in the first half of the 20th century Also, a large part of the selection is nature based poetry, which is fine if that is what you are looking for My personal taste in poetry isgeared towards the human condition Of course this is the point of most poetry, even that describing the natural world, but Review first posted on BookLikes people have stopped reading poetry after 1970, this is an odd collection of poetry most of it was written in the first half of the 20th century Also, a large part of the selection is nature based poetry, which is fine if that is what you are looking for My personal taste in poetry isgeared towards the human condition Of course this is the point of most poetry, even that describing the natural world, but natural symbolism leaves me cold

  3. says:

    A truly great collection of poetry I can t recommend it enough.

  4. says:

    This was the first poetry I have read since my teenage years, yes a very long time ago I thoroughly enjoyed most of it and was really thrilled to discover some poets who really touched my soul I will be buying this to keep soon

  5. says:

    Want to read some good poetry Or any poetry, just don t know where to start Well you could do worse than pick this up A beautiful and varied selection from the last century, should give you a taste of everything so you can get an idea of where to go next.

  6. says:

    3.5 stars Mixed bag.

  7. says:

    You have Sylvia Plath, Alice Walker and Maya Angelounow, do we even needreason to like the book This has been a very good read.

  8. says:

    Some fantastic poems but not really that wide a spread of poets.

  9. says:

    how much I love poetry

  10. says:

    Footprints and Sylvia Plath are still the best for me, although I discovered few great poems, like If , Without you , The almond tree.

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