Penguin's Poems for Life
Edited by Laura Barber
Penguin's Poems for Life by Laura Barber
Book DescriptionTaking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the 'seven ages' of a human life, this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English to inspire, comfort and delight readers for a lifetime. Beginning with babies, the book is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration. Ranging from Chaucer to Carol Ann Duffy, via Shakespeare, Keats, and Lemn Sissay, this book offers something for each of those moments in life - whether falling in love, finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes - when only a poem will do.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780713999617
(240mm x 162mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Laura Barber
Penguin's Poems for Weddings, Hardback (June 2014)
Offers an anthology of wedding poems, filled with surprising, curious, unorthodox and charming poems about love and the public commitment to love.
Penguin's Poems for Love, Paperback (September 2010)
An anthology of poems that takes you on a journey from the 'suddenly' of love at first sight to the 'truly, madly, deeply' of infatuation and on to the 'eternally' of love that lasts beyond the end of life, along the way taking in flirtation, passion, fury, betrayal and broken hearts.
Penguin's Poems by Heart, Paperback (May 2009)
An anthology of some of the best English poems.
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Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the 'seven ages' of a human life, this anthology brings together the poems in English. Beginning with babies, it is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration.
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Author Biography - Laura Barber
Selected by former Penguin Classics editorial director Laura Barber, a lifetime lover of poetry. Laura spent the better part of a year reading dozens of anthologies and many more poetry collections to put together this fantastic collection. Laura also put together Penguin's Poems by Heart and the forthcoming Penguin's Poems for Love. Laura lives in London, where she now publishes contemporary literature.
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