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Ode to Love
Author: Dannie Abse

ISBN: 9781907554384
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 16 August 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.0
Description:
From the Song of Solomon, Catullus and Ovid, to recent masterpieces by the Irish Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney and the British Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, each poem is preceded by pithy, introductory biographical notes. With favourites from WH Auden, Carol Ann Duffy, Federico García Lorca and Jacques Prévert, this is a comprehensive collection to treasure.

From the thrill of a new romance to the knowing celebration of an enduring one, from the comedy of lust to the tragedy of profound loss, celebrated poets of past centuries and renowned modern ones confess their love, or beg for it or rage against it, sometimes with humour and often with elegance.

About the Author

One of Britain's most widely-read and admired poets, Dannie Abse has also written fiction, plays and several acclaimed volumes of autobiography. In 2002 his novel, was long-listed for the Booker Prize and short-listed for the Wingate Prize. In 1993 he received an Hon.D.Litt from the University of Wales, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of ...

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