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52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem By Ruth Padel

52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem
by Ruth Padel

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Presented in language thoroughly accessible for all, poet and writer Ruth Padel demystifies poetic style, structure and meaning in this comprehensive anthology of modern poemsBased on the author's popular column in The Independent on Sunday, each poem is accompanied by an informative and entertaining explanatory excerpt by Padel.
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52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem: or How Reading Modern Poetry Can Change Your Life by Ruth Padel

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 to the shipping forecast. A poem for each week of the year, Padel's exploration of the literary form expertly combines technical analysis with imaginative, creative interpretation - sure to make any reader fall in love with the modern verse. `She argues away the idea that contemporary poetry is "difficult": all it needs is a little work and the rewards are great' Sunday Times

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52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem Reviews


"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": all it needs is a little work and the rewards are great" * Sunday Times *
"A brilliant snapshot of contemporary poetry. Padel writes with incisive intelligence, particularly in her lively and provocative introduction on gender-related power in the poetry world and why poetry has "lost its audience" -- Christina Patterson, Director of the Poetry Society * Independent *
"She chooses her poems with impeccable taste, an anthologist of the very best contemporary poetry" * The Times *
"A great gift for any student or poetry virgin who wonders what all the excitement is about" * Glasgow Herald *

About Ruth Padel


Ruth Padel is a prize-winning poet, Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and Zoological Society of London, and first Resident Writer at Somerset House, London. Her poetry collections include Rembrandt Would Have Loved You, Voodoo Shop and The Soho Leopard, all shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. She has also published two much-loved books on reading contemporary poetry, 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem and The Poem and the Journey, and a highly acclaimed nature book, Tigers in Red Weather, shortlisted in the US for the Kiriyama Prize.

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GOR008760042
52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem: or How Reading Modern Poetry Can Change Your Life by Ruth Padel
Ruth Padel
Used - Like New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-02-05
288
0099429152
9780099429159
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.