Latest reviews in Poetry »

Compared with me, a tree is immortal

Advantages: Remarkable poems
Disadvantages: None

...Author: Sylvia Plath Genre: Poetry Title: Crossing the Water Pages: vi + 56 Copyright © 1971 by Ted Hughes ISBN: 0-06-013374-0 pbk. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 71-138758 I bought this book from Amazon US in June 2006. The price was ...

cs.hari 12.11.2007 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Crossing the Water - Sylvia Plath

A new view of the War Poets

Advantages: Very good on the lives of the poets, during and after the conflict
Disadvantages: None

The majority of recent books published on the War Poets tend to focus on their lives during and immediately after the conflict. The book This enterprising and thoroughly engrossing account, named after the poem by Wilfred Owen, takes a different a ...

JOHNV 01.02.2013 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Strange Meetings - Harry Ricketts

The world through a poet's eyes

Advantages: A fantastic way to get to know a less well-known poet
Disadvantages: Not the complete published works

I first heard the name Norman MacCaig, or rather read it, on a good friend's book list on Facebook. Since the name was unfamiliar, I got curious and having searched Google I discovered that he was a Scottish poet. He had been largely based in Edinburgh, a ...

melinda3536 18.12.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of The Poems of Norman McCaig - Norman MacCaig

'Witch' way will the story turn?

Advantages: unique plot, fun to act out
Disadvantages: the essays!

What's one of the most stressful things for anybody, of any age? Something that anybody can suffer from at any time in their life? It beats finance problems, health worries and family crises any day! Okay maybe that's a bit of hyperbole for you there, but ...

Amy69 05.03.2009 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics) - Arthur Miller

An excellent play - Crucible - themes, ideas

Advantages: Powerful, gripping
Disadvantages: not 100% historically accurate.

..."The Crucible" is a fantastic play by Arthur Miller (who was infact married to screen icon Marilyn Monroe) set in 1692 during the witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. The play begins with Reverend Parris praying for his daughter, Betty, who is lying iner ...

CChurch 02.10.2008 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics) - Arthur Miller