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Ruth Padel - The Soho Leopard - 9780701176211 - KEX0307314
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The Soho Leopard

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Description for The Soho Leopard Paperback. Hallucinatory and lyrical, Ruth Padel's poetry starts from the streets of London, reaching out to the Amazon, Siberia, Mexico and even ancient Athenian politics. Full of wildlife and colour, she makes wild connections over space and time, even linking mythology with zoological science. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 217 x 136 x 7. Weight in Grams: 112. 8vo.Original printed wrappers.Signed by the author
Beautiful, disturbing and a pleasure to read, Ruth Padel's new poems are her most ambitious yet, adding animal legend and zoological science to her glitteringly imaginative canvas. With her gift for bringing together experiences and tones of voice that normally stay far apart, she sweeps us from Dulwich Pizza Hut to ancient Siberia, King's Cross to nineteenth-century Burma. We meet Socrates, urban foxes, Louisiana alligators and the endangered Amur leopard in poems resonating with sensuous delight in nature, but also with history and loss. Finally, a Chinese painter searches for tigers in a forest doomed to the sawmill while ... Read more

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Chatto & Windus
Used, Very Good
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London, United Kingdom
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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 The Soho Leopard
A glittering imaginative riff on a broken relationship
Christina Patterson, Independent
Sensuous... humorous, tender, flamboyant and unforgettable
Carol Rumens
Visual, sensuous and highly seductive - as if Wallace Stevens had hijacked Sylvia Plath with a dash of punk Sappho thrown in
Times Literary Supplement

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