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Poetry Notebook - 2006-2014 (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.) Loot Price: R267
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Poetry Notebook - 2006-2014 (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)

Clive James

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Clive James is one of our finest critics and best-loved cultural voices. He is also a prize-winning poet. Since he was first enthralled by the mysterious power of poetry, he has been a dedicated student. In fact, for Clive, poetry has been nothing less than the occupation of a lifetime, and in this book he presents a distillation of all he's learned about the art form that matters to him most. With his customary wit, delightfully lucid prose style and wide-ranging knowledge, Clive explains the difference between the innocuous stuff that often passes for poetry today and a real poem: the latter being a work of unity that insists on being heard entire and threatens never to leave the memory. A committed formalist and an astute commentator, Clive offers close and careful readings of individual poems and poets (from Shakespeare to Larkin, Keats to Pound), and in some case second readings or re-readings late in life - just to be sure he wasn't wrong the first time! Whether discussing technical details of metaphorical creativity or simply praising his five favourite collections of all time, he is never less than captivating. Filled with insight and written with an honest, infectious enthusiasm, Poetry Notebook is the product of over fifty years of writing, reading, translating and thinking about poetry.

General

Imprint: Picador
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2014
Authors: Clive James
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 234
Edition: Main Market Ed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4472-6910-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets
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LSN: 1-4472-6910-1
Barcode: 9781447269106

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