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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

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

A survival kit for modern life...

Advantages: Refreshing blend of modern and classic poems
Disadvantages: 101 poems still isn't enough ...

This is the second anthology book edited by Daisy Goodwin. Taking the idea of the first book (101 Poems that could save your life), Goodwin has explored the theme, and produced this book which is 'designed to help you get through the stresses of moder ...

Natalie 29.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of 101 Poems to Get You Through The Day And Night - Daisy Goodwin

Poem therapy

Advantages: good diverse selection
Disadvantages: a few really terrible poems!

I am really, really annoyed as I wrote this entire opinion and then deleted it so have to write it all again!! Okay... I chose this book when I won a prize at school for something (being brilliant probably, lol) a couple of years ago. I've never really ...

Helen87 05.10.2003 · Read full review
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Review of 101 Poems to Get You Through The Day And Night - Daisy Goodwin

True craftmanship

Advantages: Unusual descriptions and a brilliant example of great poetry.
Disadvantages: The collection cannot be read as a whole, but might be most enjoyable when one 'dips into' it.

Having enjoyed reading a selection of Ted Hughes’s work, I learnt that much of his inspiration derived from his marriage with Sylvia Plath. Curiosity killed the cat, I decided to buy this collection of poems by Plath and had a good read of it. In comparis ...

honest_reviewer1 05.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Collected Poems - Sylvia Plath