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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them By Holden

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them
by Holden

Acollection of poetry so powerful that 100 great men have been moved to tears
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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them Summary


GROWN MEN AREN'T SUPPOSED TO CRY. But in this fascinating anthology, one hundred men - distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theatre and human rights - confess to being moved to tears by poems that haunt them. Representing twenty nationalities and ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 80s, the majority are public figures not prone to crying. Here they admit to breaking down when ambushed by great art, often in words as powerful as the poems themselves. Seventy-five percent of the selected poems were written in the twentieth century, with more than a dozen by women. Their themes range from love in its many guises, through mortality and loss, to the beauty and variety of nature. Three men have suffered the pain of losing a child; others are moved to tears by the exquisite way a poet captures, in Alexander Pope's famous phrase, 'what oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd'. From J.J Abrams to John le Carre, Salman Rushdie to Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Radcliffe to Nick Cave, Ian McEwan to Stephen Fry, Stanley Tucci to Colin Firth, and Seamus Heaney to Christopher Hitchens, this collection delivers private insight into the souls of men whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world.

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GOR005880703
Title
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
336
ISBN 10
147113489X
ISBN 13
9781471134890
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