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Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014

(2014)
A collection of poems by

 
 
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 him, poetry has been nothing less than the occupation of a lifetime, and in this book Poetry Notebook, 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, James 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, he 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.



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October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014
Author(s): Clive James
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2014 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Poetry Notebook: 2006 - 2014 (Macm01 13 06 2019)
Author(s): Clive James
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon AU