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Poetry Notebook

(2014)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Legendary poet and critic Clive James provides an unforgettably eloquent book on how to read and appreciate modern poetry.

Since its initial publication, Poetry Notebook has become a must-read for any lover of poetry. Somewhat of an iconoclast, Clive James gets to the heart of truths about poetry not always addressed, "some hard" but always "firmly committed to celebration" (Martin Amis). He presents a distillation of all he's learned about the art form that matters to him most. James examines the poems and legacies of a panorama of twentieth-century poets, from Hart Crane to Ezra Pound (a "mad old amateur fascist with a panscopic grab bag"), from Ted Hughes to Anne Sexton. Whether demanding that poetry be heard beyond the world of letters or opining on his five favorite poets (Yeats, Frost, Auden, Wilbur, and Larkin), his "generosity of attention, his willingness to trawl through pages of verse in search of the hair-raising line, is his most appealing quality as a critic" (Adam Kirsch, Wall Street Journal).



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Title: Poetry Notebook: Reflections on the Intensity of Language
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ISBN: 1-63149-027-3 / 978-1-63149-027-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014 (Macm01 13 06 2019)
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014
Author(s): Clive James
ISBN: 1-4472-6912-8 / 978-1-4472-6912-0 (UK edition)
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March 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Poetry Notebook: Reflections on the Intensity of Language
Author(s): Clive James
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