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Ruth Padel - 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem - 9780099429159 - V9780099429159
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52 Ways of Looking at a Poem

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Description for 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem Paperback. Modern poetry is often represented as difficult or remote from most people's experience. This is a passionate attempt to introduce and examine all aspects of contemporary poetry and make it a familiar part of our lives. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: DSC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 196 x 131 x 18. Weight in Grams: 206.

Ever wondered about how to really interpret poetry? Puzzled about metre, rhyming and stanzas? Presented in language thoroughly accessible for all, poet and writer Ruth Padel demystifies poetic style, structure and meaning in this comprehensive anthology of modern poems

Based on the author’s popular column in The Independent on Sunday, each poem is accompanied by an informative and entertaining explanatory excerpt by Padel. Featuring an assortment of contemporary poets from Carol Ann Duffy to Seamus Heaney, the collection thematically encompasses universal subjects of love, sex, family, death, as well as more obscure matters – for instance, loneliness when listening ... Read more

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About Ruth Padel
Ruth Padel is a prize-winning poet, Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Zoological Society of London, and first Resident Writer at Somerset House, London. Her collections include Rembrandt Would Have Loved You, Voodoo Shop and The Soho Leopard, all shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and more recently Darwin: A Life in Poems, shortlisted for the ... Read more

Reviews for 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem
Ruth Padel combines two major gifts: she is both a distinguished poet and a quite exceptional reader of the poetry of others... The result is a book which opens doors, which bids us share with its author and the poems she has chosen a wealth of insight
George Steiner She argues away the idea that contemporary poetry is "difficult": ... Read more

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