52 Ways of Looking at a Poem by Ruth Padel
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52 Ways of Looking at a Poem
By Ruth Padel

52 Ways of Looking at a Poem

or How Reading Modern Poetry Can Change Your Life

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52 Ways of Looking at a Poem by Ruth Padel

Book Description

British 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 Details

ISBN: 9780099429159
ISBN-10: 0099429152
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Ruth Padel

Tidings by Ruth Padel Tidings, 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 by Ruth Padel On Migration, Paperback / softback (September 2014)

Originally published: Great Britain: Chatto & Windus, 2012.

Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth by Ruth Padel 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 by Ruth Padel Mara Crossing, Hardback (January 2012)

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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