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Passionate about Perfect Poetry

Advantages: It's Blake, He's wonderful! Fantastic Poems, Insightful, Prophetic, Meaningful, Cheap!
Disadvantages: It takes a while to read them all, but well worth it!

...I was shocked a few days ago when browsing the poetry I discovered there was no William Blake! This site is insane, I thought to myself… but upon several minutes of deep breathing and reflection I realised, ok, no big deal, I'll just make sure I dam ...

Athravan 01.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Writings - William Blake

Upon Westminster Bridge + London

Advantages: Two great poems!
Disadvantages: N/A

...Compare and contrast Wordsworth's and Blake's poems. What do the poems tell you about the differing attitudes towards the city? The two poems tell us a lot about the poet's respective attitudes towards the city. We learn of their (occasionally) di ...

joewcarpenter 28.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Writings - William Blake

Rambling over the Orison

Advantages: Very interesting
Disadvantages: Obscure/ boring in parts

THE AUTHOR Iain Sinclair started as a poet in the London avant-garde fringe in the 1960s and 1970s. A fruitful period as a second-hand book dealer paid his bills before he became famous for his essays and novels such as 'Lud Heat', 'Suicide Bridge', 'Wh ...

nubbler 22.01.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Edge of the Orison - Iain Sinclair

Words of the artist...

Advantages: Artful, a good dual-language edition
Disadvantages: -

...For many years, I belonged to a reading group who explored different angles of diversity in literature; Michelangelo's poetry was one of the books we used, as it gave us the opportunity to explore different aspects at the same time. How would someone whos ...

frkurt 29.07.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Poetry of Michaelangelo: An Annotated Translation - James M. Saslow

A cure or consolation for every modern misery

Advantages: Good for the soul, great for the bedside table!
Disadvantages: 101 poems might not be enough ...

The book cover tells you 'Prozac has side effects, drink gives you hangovers, therapy's too expensive; for a quick and effective relief for all your emotional ailments, try a poem'. OK, so a poem isn't the ideal fix in the face of adversity or a moment ...

Natalie 29.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life - Daisy Goodwin