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Dance by Emily Fragos
Book DescriptionA delightful anthology that celebrates in verse the silent poetry of dance and the dancer. Chinese dagger dances and Hindu festival dances, belly dancers and whirling dervishes, high-school proms and wedding waltzes, tango, tarantella, mambo, flamenco, reels and jigs, disco and ballet - dances of all kinds move through the poems gathered here, as do some of the world's most famous dancers, from Nijinsky and Pavlova to Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire; from Isadora Duncan, George Balanchine and Martha Graham to Baryshnikov and Bojangles. In the work of more than 150 poets - including Shakespeare, Milton, Hafez, Rumi, Li Po, Rilke, Rimbaud, Lorca, Akhmatova, Whitman, Dickinson, Cummings, Eliot and Merrill - we feel and see the grace, the drama, the expressive power, and the sheer joy to be found in dance, around the world and through the ages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841597683
(165mm x 115mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Emily Fragos
Art and Artists, Hardback (May 2012)
Painting and sculpture have inspired great poetry, but so also have photography, calligraphy, tapestry and folk art. This title includes poems that celebrate Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", Monet's "Waterlilies" and Grant Wood's "American Gothic"; well-known poems such as Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and Auden's "Musee de Beaux-Arts".
Music's Spell, Hardback (March 2009)
Features poems that are divided into sections on pop and rock, jazz and blues, specific composers and works, various musical instruments, the human voice, the connection between music and love, and music at the close of life. Featuring a symphony of poetic voices of various tenors and tones, this title is suitable for musicians and music lovers.
Great Cat, Hardback (March 2005)» View all books by Emily Fragos
The feline has inspired poetic adoration since the days of the pharaohs, and the poems collected here cover an astonishing range of periods, cultures, and styles. This book will be suitable for cat lovers everywhere.
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