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Six Poets Hardy to Larkin, An Anthology by Alan Bennett

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Alan Bennett's selection of English verse by his favourite poets, accompanied by his own enlivening commentary. "One for poetry lovers and beginners alike" Harper's Bazaar

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Faber & Faber, Profile Books - Paperback - "Writers like to elude their public, lead them a bit of a dance. They take them down untrodden paths, land them in unknown country where they have to ask for directions." In this personal anthology, Alan Bennett has chosen more than seventy poems by six well-loved poets, discussing the writers and their verse in his customary conversational style through anecdote, shrewd appraisal and spare but telling biographical detail. Speaking with candour about his own reactions to the work, Alan Bennett creates profound and witty portraits of Thomas Hardy, A. E. Housman, John Betjeman, W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice and Philip Larkin, which are all the more enjoyable for being in his own particualr voice.

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ISBN/ASIN 9780571321100
Language en
Nb de pages 210
Date de publication 2015

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