Ways of Life
On Places, Painters and Poets
By (author) Sir Andrew Motion
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Ways of Life by Sir Andrew Motion
Book DescriptionAndrew Motion was appointed Poet Laureate in 1999, but alongside his work as a poet he also had a significant career as a prize-winning biographer and an illuminating critic. "Ways of Life" celebrates this talent with a selection of his articles about painters and poets, as well as a number of striking personal pieces. The literary essays in "Ways of Life" look at a wide assortment of writers, from John Clare and Ivor Gurney, to marginal figures such as Leigh Hunt and Joseph Severn, and reassess the less well-known work of celebrated writers including John Donne, Christina Rossetti and Thomas Hardy. "Ways of Life" is an original, acute and emotionally-charged collection of writings, from a truly important and insightful writer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571223657
(223mm x 142mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2007
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 born in 1952. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1999, and is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He has published a number of poetry collections and novels, as well as a memoir, In The Blood, described as "the most moving and exquisitely written account of childhood loss I have ever read" by the Independent on Sunday.
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