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Poetry notebook : reflections on the intensity of language

Author: Clive James
Publisher: New York ; London : Liveright Publishing Company, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"The last ten years has unequivocally demonstrated that Clive James is far more than a mere talking head. Once known as one of the English-speaking world's most popular television personalities, James has gone on to be a celebrated essayist, translator, and poet. The appearance of Poetry Notebook, which distills his passion for poetry into one indispensable volume, further adds to our appreciation of a world-class  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
poetry
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Poésie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive James
ISBN: 9781631490279 1631490273
OCLC Number: 903361869
Description: xviii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. Notes on poetry --
Listening to the flavour --
Five favourite poetry books --
The arrow has not two points --
Meeting MacNeice --
Little low heavens --
On a second reading --
Poetry archive tour --
The necessary minimum --
A deeper consideration --
Product placement in modern poetry --
Technique's marginal centrality --
A stretch of verse --
The Donaghy negotiation --
There you come home --
Interior music --
pt. II. Other articles about poetry --
John Updike's poetic finality --
Stephen Edgar stays perfect --
Poetry heaven, election hell --
Les Murray's palatial new shed --
Talking to posterity: Peter Porter 1929-2010 --
Elegance in overalls: the American pastoral of Christian Wiman --
Michael Longley blends in --
Spectator diary --
Building the sound of sense --
pt. III. Finale to a notebook --
Trumpets at sunset --
Provenance of chapters.
Responsibility: Clive James.

Abstract:

"The last ten years has unequivocally demonstrated that Clive James is far more than a mere talking head. Once known as one of the English-speaking world's most popular television personalities, James has gone on to be a celebrated essayist, translator, and poet. The appearance of Poetry Notebook, which distills his passion for poetry into one indispensable volume, further adds to our appreciation of a world-class intellectual and Renaissance man. Poetry Notebook examines the poems and legacies of a panorama of twentieth-century poets, from Hart Crane to Ezra Pound (a mad old amateur fascist with a panascopic grab bag), from Ted Hughes to Anne Sexton. Whether demanding that poetry be heard beyond the world of poetry or opining on his five favorite poetry books (Yeats, Frost, Auden, Wilbur, and Larkin), James captures the whole truth of life's transience in this unforgettably eloquent book on how to read and appreciate modern poetry"--Publisher's description.

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