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The Resource Poetry notebook : 2006-2014, Clive James

Poetry notebook : 2006-2014, Clive James

Label
Poetry notebook : 2006-2014
Title
Poetry notebook
Title remainder
2006-2014
Statement of responsibility
Clive James
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Clive James is one of our finest critics and best-loved cultural voices. He is also a prize-winning poet. Since he was first enthralled by the mysterious power of poetry, he has been a dedicated student. In fact, for Clive, poetry has been nothing less than the occupation of a lifetime, and in this book he presents a distillation of all he's learned about the art form that matters to him most. With his customary wit, delightfully lucid prose style and wide-ranging knowledge, Clive explains the difference between the innocuous stuff that often passes for poetry today and a real poem: the latter being a work of unity that insists on being heard entire and threatens never to leave the memory. A committed formalist and an astute commentator, Clive offers close and careful readings of individual poems and poets (from Shakespeare to Larkin, Keats to Pound), and in some case second readings or re-readings late in life - just to be sure he wasn't wrong the first time! Whether discussing technical details of metaphorical creativity or simply praising his five favourite collections of all time, he is never less than captivating. Filled with insight and written with an honest, infectious enthusiasm, Poetry Notebook is the product of over fifty years of writing, reading, translating and thinking about poetry
Summary
The celebrated writer, translator and television personality examines the poems and legacies of a range of 20th-century poets, from Hart Crane and Ezra Pound to Ted Hughes and Anne Sexton, while sharing views on how to read and appreciate modern poetry
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10435623
Cataloging source
DLC
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1939-
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James, Clive
Dewey number
809.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
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True
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  • Poetry
  • Poetics
Target audience
adult
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reflections on the intensity of language
Label
Poetry notebook : 2006-2014, Clive James
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Contents note: 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
Control code
000053502535
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781447269106
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Poetry notebook : 2006-2014, Clive James
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Contents note: 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
Control code
000053502535
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 234 pages
Isbn
9781447269106
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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