The Virago Book of Love Poetry
Edited by Wendy Mulford
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Virago Book of Love Poetry by Wendy Mulford
Book DescriptionFor centuries women have written about love with passion, humour, frustration and despair; but never before have their voices come together as in this exhilarating and timeless compendium. Here are love poems in all their true, subversive drama, delicately arranged according to a balance of moods and modes: of argument and lyric, joke and passionate utterance, rejection, rage and ecstacy. Poets, well-known and obscure, ancient and modern - from Sappho to Akhamotova,Patti Smith to Selima Hill, Sylvia Plath to Alice Walker - all challenge the traditional perception of women as muse and object of desire, and magnificently transcend it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860494352
(197mm x 126mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 5-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wendy Mulford
Love Poems by Women, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Wendy Mulford
Do men and women say "I love you" in the same way? Love Poems By Women proves they don't--and never have. Women across the centuries and cultures celebrate love in this rich collection of verse that defines the female experience of love. Includes poems from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickenson, Alice Walker and many others.
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Author Biography - Wendy Mulford
Wendy Mulford is the author of eight collections of poetry and several works of prose. She founded Street Editions Press in 1972, and has done many readings and taken part in Festivals in Britain and abroad for many years. She has taught, amongst other places, at Thames Polytechnic. She has one daughter.
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