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Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen By Carol Ann Duffy

Author : Sylvia Plath
ISBN : 9780571301478
Genre : Poetry
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Sylvia Plath was, for both English and American poetry, one of the defining voices of twentieth-century, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection in her lifetime, The Colossus, and a novel, The Bell Jar, it was following her death in 1963 that her work began to garner the wider audience that it deserved. The manuscript that she left behind, Ariel, was published in 1965 under the editorship of her former husband, Ted Hughes, as were two later volumes, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees in 1971, which helped to make Sylvia Plath a household name. Hughes's careful curation of Plath's work extended to a Collected Poems and a Selected Poems in the 1980s, which remain in print today and stand testimony to the 'profound respect' that Frieda Hughes said her father had for her mother's work. It was not until the publication of a 'restored' Ariel in 2004 that readers were able to appraise Plath's own selection and arrangement of her work. This edition of the poems, chosen by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, offers a fresh selection of Sylvia Plath's poetry to stand in parallel to the existing editions. Introduced with an inviting preface, the book is essential reading for those new to and already familiar with the work of this most extraordinary poet.
Category: Poetry

101 Poems For Children Chosen By Carol Ann Duffy A Laureate S Choice

Author : Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN : 9781760786182
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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101 Poems for Children: A Laureate's Choice is a stunning collection of classic and modern verse chosen by the 2009-2019 Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Full of gorgeous black and white artwork from the multi-award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett, this book is a delight for children of all ages and is a pleasure to read aloud for everyone in the family to enjoy. This fantastic collection is the perfect introduction to poetry for children, featuring a range of poems both new and familiar and packed with delights to return to again and again. Classic poems such as 'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky' feature alongside contemporary verse, such as Edwin Morgan's 'The Loch Ness Monster's Song' and 'Balloons' by Sylvia Plath. With a gorgeous cloth-bound cover, this beautiful hardback edition is published to celebrate the end of Duffy's Laureateship and is the perfect gift for any young poetry lover, or any child yet to discover its delights.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Carol Ann Duffy

Author : Jane Dowson
ISBN : 9781137415639
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the only monograph to consider the entire thirty-year career, publications, and influence of Britain's first female poet laureate. It outlines her impact on trends in contemporary poetry and establishes what we mean by ‘Duffyesque’ concerns and techniques. Discussions of her writing and activities prove how she has championed the relevance of poetry to all areas of contemporary culture and to the life of every human being. Individual chapters discuss the lyrics of ‘love, loss, and longing’; the socially motivated poems about the 1980s; the female-centred volumes and poems; the relationship between poetry and public life; and poetry and childhood and written for children. The book should whet the appetite of readers who know little of Duffy’s work to find out more, while providing students and scholars with an in-depth analysis of the poems in their contexts. It draws on a wide range of critical works and includes an extensive list of further reading.
Category: Literary Criticism

Letters Of Sylvia Plath Volume Ii

Author : Sylvia Plath
ISBN : 9780571339228
Genre : Literary Collections
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Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was one of the writers that defined the course of twentieth-century poetry. Her vivid, daring and complex poetry continues to captivate new generations of readers and writers. In the Letters, we discover the art of Plath's correspondence. Most has never before been published, and it is here presented unabridged, without revision, so that she speaks directly in her own words. Refreshingly candid and offering intimate details of her personal life, Plath is playful, too, entertaining a wide range of addressees, including family, friends and professional contacts, with inimitable wit and verve. The letters document Plath's extraordinary literary development: the genesis of many poems, short and long fiction, and journalism. Her endeavour to publish in a variety of genres had mixed receptions, but she was never dissuaded. Through acceptance of her work, and rejection, Plath strove to stay true to her creative vision. Well-read and curious, she simultaneously offers a fascinating commentary on contemporary culture. Leading Plath scholar Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil, editor of The Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962, provide comprehensive footnotes and an extensive index informed by their meticulous research. Alongside a selection of photographs and Plath's own drawings, they masterfully contextualise what the pages disclose. This selection of later correspondence witnesses Plath and Hughes becoming major, influential contemporary writers, as it happened. Experiences recorded include first books and other publications; teaching; committing to writing full-time; travels; making professional acquaintances; settling in England; building a family; and buying a house. Throughout, Plath's voice is completely, uniquely her own.
Category: Literary Collections

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Author : Anthony Holden
ISBN : 9781471148651
Genre : Poetry
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‘A deep and valuable collection that you could rely upon in your time of need’ The Times Following the success of their anthology Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, father-and-son team Anthony and Ben Holden, working with Amnesty International, have asked the same revealing question of 100 remarkable women. What poem has moved you to tears? The poems chosen range from the eighth century to today, from Rumi and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, W. H. Auden to Carol Ann Duffy, Pablo Neruda and Derek Walcott to Imtiaz Dharker and Warsan Shire. Their themes range from love and loss, through mortality and mystery, war and peace, to the beauty and variety of nature. From Yoko Ono to Judi Dench, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Elena Ferrante, Carol Ann Duffy to Meera Syal, and Joan Baez to Olivia Colman, this unique collection delivers private insights into the minds of women whose writing, acting and thinking are admired around the world.
Category: Poetry

Letters Of Sylvia Plath Volume I

Author : Sylvia Plath
ISBN : 9780571329007
Genre : Literary Collections
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Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was one of the writers that defined the course of twentieth-century poetry. Her vivid, daring and complex poetry continues to captivate new generations of readers and writers. In the Letters, we discover the art of Plath's correspondence, most of which has never before been published and is here presented unabridged, without revision, so that she speaks directly in her own words. Refreshingly candid and offering intimate details of her personal life, Plath is playful, too, entertaining a wide range of addressees, including family, friends and professional contacts, with inimitable wit and verve. The letters document Plath's extraordinary literary development: the genesis of many poems, short and long fiction, and journalism. Her endeavour to publish in a variety of genres had mixed receptions, but she was never dissuaded. Through acceptance of her work, and rejection, Plath strove to stay true to her creative vision. Well-read and curious, she offers a fascinating commentary on contemporary culture. Leading Plath scholars Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil, editor of The Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962, provide comprehensive footnotes and an extensive index informed by their meticulous research. Alongside a selection of photographs and Plath's own line-drawings, the editors masterfully contextualise what the pages disclose. This selection of early correspondence marks the key moments of Plath's adolescence, including childhood hobbies and high school boyfriends; her successful but turbulent undergraduate years at Smith College; the move to England and Cambridge University; and her meeting and marrying Ted Hughes, including a trove of unseen letters post-honeymoon, revealing their extraordinary creative partnership.
Category: Literary Collections

Armistice

Author : Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN : 9780571347094
Genre : Poetry
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The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but 'the Great War' would not as hoped be 'the war to end all wars'. In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act and root of 'armistice': its stoppage or 'stand' of arms, its search for truce and ceasefire. In 100 poems, our most cherished poets of the Great War speak alongside those from other conflicts and cultures, so that we hear some of the lesser-heard voices of war, including wives, families, those left behind. These poems of war and peace memorialise the horror and the tragedy of conflict. At the same time, in armistice, they become a record of renewal and a testimony to hope.
Category: Poetry

Consorting With Angels

Author : Deryn Rees-Jones
ISBN : UOM:39015064736476
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this pioneering critical study, Deryn Rees-Jones discusses the work of some of the major women poets of the last hundred years, showing how they have explored what it has meant to be a woman poet writing in a male-dominated poetic tradition.Beginning with Edith Sitwell, Stevie Smith, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, she shows how an older generation resisted easy categorisation by forging highly individual aesthetics and self-presentation. For Edith Sitwell, the woman poet was to be 'as eloquent as a peacock'. Stevie Smith compared poetry to 'a strong explosion in the sky' but did not consider gender to be an important factor. Sylvia Plath, who admired the work of both these poets, wanted to write in a way which was 'not quailing and whining' but to produce 'working, sweating, heaving poems born out the way words should be said.' Anne Sexton, in her poem 'Consorting with Angels', writes that she is 'tired of the gender of things' 'not a woman anymore,/ not one thing or the other'. But despite their brilliance, their perceived eccentricity - along with the suicides of Plath and Sexton - made these major figures difficult acts to follow.Deryn Rees-Jones then considers the poetry written in their wake, with essays covering poets such as Moniza Alvi, Carol Ann Duffy, Vicki Feaver, Lavinia Greenlaw, Selima Hill, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay, Gwyneth Lewis, Medbh McGuckian, Alice Oswald and Jo Shapcott. While these women all have very different writing styles, Rees-Jones argues that common strategies emerge which link them to their poetic predecessors, showing how they have developed an aesthetic which allows them to explore their femininity. Taking account of the importance to these women of the work of their male contemporaries, her incisive essays open up new perspectives on the poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries.Deryn Rees-Jones's companion anthology Modern Women Poets is published at the same time as Consorting with Angels.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Economist

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ISBN : UVA:X006064097
Genre : Commerce
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Category: Commerce

Dancing By The Light Of The Moon

Author : Gyles Brandreth
ISBN : 9780241397930
Genre : Poetry
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There's never been a better time to read, relish and recite poetry and Gyles Brandreth has chosen 250 of the nation's favourite poems for us all to enjoy and learn together. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It's wonderful and so much fun.' Dame Judi Dench __________ A little poetry really can save your life . . . Poetry is officially good for you. Not only does it enhance literacy in the young, but learning poetry by heart is the one truly pleasurable thing you can do to improve memory, boost brain power, extend your vocabulary and beat cognitive decline as time goes by. In Dancing by the Light of the Moon, Gyles Brandreth shares over 250 poems to read, relish and recite, as well as his advice on how to learn poetry by heart, and the benefits of doing so. Whether you are nine, nineteen or ninety, the poems and advice in this book provide the most enjoyable, moving and inspiring way to ensure a lifetime of dancing by the light of the moon - one joyous poem at a time . . . 'To instil a love of literature, a copy of Dancing by the Light of the Moon ought to find its way into every home in the land' Daily Mail, Book of the Week Poets include: A. A. Milne Benjamin Zephaniah Carol Ann Duffy Celia Johnson D. H. Lawrence E. E. Cummings Edgar Allen Poe Emily Dickinson George the Poet Hollie McNish John Cooper Clarke John Keats John Milton Kate Tempest Leonard Cohen Lewis Carroll Maya Angelou Monty Python Oscar Wilde Roald Dahl Robert Browning Robert Burns Robert Louis Stevenson Simon Armitage Spike Milligan Sylvia Plath T. S. Eliot Walt Whitman Wendy Cope William Shakespeare William Wordsworth And many more . . . DANCING BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON IS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF NATIONAL POETRY DAY
Category: Poetry

19th 20th Century Women Poets

Author : Elizabeth Gurr
ISBN : UCSC:32106018261831
Genre : English poetry
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19th and 20th Century Women Poets presents a selection of 100 poems by Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Jennings, Carol Ann Duffy, and Eavan Boland. Introductions about the poets shed light on each selection. Notes and critical approaches on topics such as relationships, the spiritual perspective, individual voices, rhyme, rhythm, and form, support readings of the poems and show the links and contrasts in women's writing across two centuries.
Category: English poetry

The Georgia Review

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ISBN : UCSD:31822030103329
Genre : American literature
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Senior High School Library Catalog

Author : H.W. Wilson Company
ISBN : UOM:39015054026037
Genre : Best books
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Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.
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Translation Review

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ISBN : UCSC:32106015369801
Genre : Electronic journals
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English And English Literature

Author : Frank Fitzsimons
ISBN : 1843152746
Genre : English language
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Covering English and English literature, this book is designed to help students remember key information easier and better. It presents GCSE content using a highly visual approach. Each topic is presented on a double page spread using full size diagrams with integrated text, mind maps and flow charts. This is in line with the accompanying Questions and Answer book published at the same time by the same author.
Category: English language

New Statesman

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105073290079
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain