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filth and art

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...This notorious collection was banned during the author’s lifetime and is a testament to pushing back the boundaries of poetry. “The Flowers of Evil” find beauty and a source of poetry in everything and anything, in addiction to morphine and in the arms of ...

lewiscrofts 17.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire

The Flowers of Evil and the Infinite Music

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...like a sea! Toward my star so pale, Under the mists of a vast canopy, I put out to sail; My chest heaves forward, my lungs fill like canvas in a gale, I scale the backs of waves that swell below the night's veil; I feel the trem ...

Mr_Farlock 07.09.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire

A wealth of delight!

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Over the last eight or so months I've really been drawn to poetry. I suppose that it was inevitable since I'm now studying English at university, but I never quite anticipated just how much I would come to enjoy exploring the different epochs an writers. ...

Amy69 07.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Poems - Robert Burns

Betjeman on his best behaviour.

Advantages: A good introduction to Betjeman's poetry
Disadvantages: none

At the time of his death in 1984 Sir John Betjeman was Britain’s best known poet, a much loved television personality and the nation’s favourite eccentric uncle. First published in 1978 this slim collection of his poems and prose goes a long way towar ...

St29 28.02.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Best of Betjeman - John Betjeman

A wonderful Selection!

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As a huge admirer of the early nineteenth-century romantic poet Lord Byron, it was inevitable that I would eventually buy the Wordsworth Poetry Library's 'Selected Poems of Lord Byron'. It did not matter that I owned the Major Works (Oxford) and various s ...

Amy69 22.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Collected Poems - George Gordon Byron