52 Ways of Looking at a Poem
or How Reading Modern Poetry Can Change Your Life
By (author) Ruth Padel
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52 Ways of Looking at a Poem by Ruth Padel
Book DescriptionBritish poetry is in a wonderful state at present. Never have so many poets been saying so many interesting things in such lively, up-to-date ways. Yet many people feel shut out or know little about poetry and have no idea where to begin. In this groundbreaking book, Ruth Padel takes fifty-two of the poems she discussed in her newspaper column - a year's worth - and suggests ways of reading them. The poems are by a wide range of living poets, on experiences we all share - love, sex, death, nature, history, war - which show how reading a poem can enhance everyone's life as powerfully and as pleasurably as reading novels or watching a film.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099429159
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Padel
Christmas Book, Hardback (November 2016)
Takes us on a journey into the heart of Christmas, showing us celebrations down the ages and across the globe - as dawn sweeps from East Australia to Bethlehem, from London to the Statue of Liberty in New York. This is Christmas in all its magic, reminding us that it is a time not only of good tidings, but of loneliness, compassion and connection.
On Migration, Paperback / softback (September 2014)
Originally published: Great Britain: Chatto & Windus, 2012.
Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth, Paperback (July 2014)
Through images of conflict and craftsmanship, this book includes poems that address the Middle East, tracing a quest for harmony in the midst of destruction.
Mara Crossing, Hardback (January 2012)» View all books by Ruth Padel
Home is where you start from, but where is a swallow's real home? And what does 'native' mean if the English oak is an immigrant from Spain? In ninety varied poems and illuminating prose interludes, this book weaves science, myth, wild nature and human history to conjure a world created and sustained by migration.
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Author Biography - 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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