Selected Poems of Andrew Motion
By (author) Sir Andrew Motion
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Selected Poems of Andrew Motion by Sir Andrew Motion
Book DescriptionIn this book Andrew Motion has made his own choice from his outstandingly fine and varied body of work. Dramatic monologues, elegies, poems of social and political observation, love lyrics - all are part of this important poet's repertoire. Andrew Motion's concern for the extremes of human experience and the artistic integrity that insists on his addressing the reader with maximum clarity and impact are consistent features of a career otherwise remarkable for its imaginative range and technical versatility.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571195046
(197mm x 128mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 3-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sir Andrew Motion
Peace Talks, Paperback (October 2016)
Part of the sequence begun in Laurels and Donkeys, this title looks back to conflicts of the past: to the 'war to end all wars'; to Rupert Brooke on his final journey; to Wilfred Owen at Craiglockhart War Hospital; to Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the day of his fatal shooting.
Ten War Poems, Paperback (July 2016)
Ten poems about war selected and introduced by Andrew Motion.
John Keats, Hardback (May 2016)
Features a contemporary poet who selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the author offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature.
New World, Paperback (October 2015)» View all books by Sir Andrew Motion
On to the shores of Texas a raging sea coughs up two castaways: Jim and Natty, shipwrecked on their way home from Treasure Island. The Nightingale sunk, their silver gone, captured, weak and afraid, the pair steal a treasure they should have left well alone. The adventure of the New World lies in wait...
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Author Biography - Sir Andrew Motion
Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009; he is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and co-founder of the online Poetry Archive. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, and has published four celebrated biographies. His group study The Lamberts won the Somerset Maugham Award and his authorised life of Philip Larkin won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. Andrew Motion's novella The Invention of Dr Cake (2003) was described as 'amazingly clever' by the Irish Times and praised for 'brilliant and almost hallucinatory vividness' by the Sunday Telegraph. His memoir, In the Blood (2006), was described as 'the most moving and exquisitely written account of childhood loss I have ever read' in the Independent on Sunday. His most recent collection of poems is The Customs House (2012). Andrew Motion was knighted for his services to poetry in 2009. In 2014 he received the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award.
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