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Don't Ask Me What I Mean

(2003)
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Don't Ask Me What I Mean is a comprehensive guide to the last 50 years of British poetry - written by the poets themselves. In this collection of short essays, the reader will find the last words Louis MacNeice wrote before his death, Ted Hughes on The Hawk in the Rain, Paul Muldoon on the etymology of 'quoof', Carol Ann Duffy on difficulties with gonks, and Simon Armitage on the Dead Sea Scrolls - and rare contributions from Seamus Heaney, Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, U. A. Fanthorpe, Jo Shapcott, Geoffrey Hill, Michael Donaghy, Elizabeth Jennings and many others. Together they comprise a candid, funny, intellectually brilliant and deeply personal account of one the most turbulent and fascinating periods in recent literary history. Unprecedented in its scope - and its scoops - Don't Ask Me What I Mean is essential reading, both for the poetry aficionado and the uninitiated - and provides a unique insight into some of the most remarkable minds of our time.

    

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Hardback Editions

October 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Don't Ask Me What I Mean: Modern poets in their own words
Author(s): Clare Brown, Don Paterson, Clare Brown
ISBN: 0-330-41282-5 / 978-0-330-41282-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Don't Ask Me What I Mean: Poets In Their Own Words
Author(s): Don Paterson, Clare Brown
ISBN: 1-4472-1951-1 / 978-1-4472-1951-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Don't Ask Me What I Mean: Modern poets in their own words
Author(s): Don Paterson, Clare Brown
ISBN: 0-330-41281-7 / 978-0-330-41281-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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