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

misogynistic and perverse maybe, but fantastic

Advantages: very good read
Disadvantages: controversion

John Donne is one of the most fantastically interesting metaphysical poets. Just to give you a brief description of what metaphysical poetry is about: metaphysical poets were a group of poets in the 17th century whose name was given to them after they ...

biffyclyo89 14.05.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Selected Poems - John Donne

Oh,Such Passion!

Advantages: Do you like poetry,or not?
Disadvantages: The outdated language

John Donne was born in 1572,into Shakespearan England,and yet he is so different to Shakespeare in his works.He is usually described as a metaphysical poet,although I do not think that a particularly helpful description.Donne is physical,emotional,sexual. ...

Suzan 01.11.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Selected Poems - John Donne

Help, I think I've got seasickness!

Advantages: It's funny...
Disadvantages: No good if you don't "do" funny...

Andrew Motion is Poet Laureate, which means he is obligated to write reverential poetry about the Queen on demand and generally fawn and prostrate his poetic muscles before her: as she sees fit. He does seem like a nice bloke though. Luckily for us th ...

Kirsty1 23.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Neither is the Horse and Other Poems - Rory Motion

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