WORDS THAT BURN: How to Read Poetry and Why Book & CD

WORDS THAT BURN: How to Read Poetry and Why Book & CD

JOSEPHINE HART    Book Number: 86348    Product format: Hardback

Set your hearts on fire with some of the most extraordinary poetry literature has known. From Lord Byron, Christina Rossetti and Percy Bysshe Shelley, to John Milton, Robert Frost and Elizabeth Bishop, you will laugh and cry at the words of these greats. If this is not enough for you, the collection is accompanied by a free CD recorded at the British Library with the poems read out by icons such as Eileen Atkins, Alan Cox, Lindsay Duncan and Mark Strong. Marvel at Felicity Kendal, Emilia Fox, Greg Wise and Jeremy Irons' readings of extracts from Milton's Paradise Lost, and revel in Charles Dance and Joanna David's performances of Elizabeth Bishop's masterpieces. As you read and hear these poems, you can discover the extraordinary worlds behind each writer's collection through Hart's introductions of each chapter which presents a biography of the poet and a brief study of their work. Hart quotes T. S. Eliot in her introduction: 'Poets came on earth 'to startle us out of our sleep-of-death into a more capacious sense of life'' and there is no greater way to understand life than through the written word. Whether at the start of your poetic journey, or wanting a kindly companion on your literary epic, this is the perfect book for you. Mono photographs, actors' notes and free CD. 274pp. Stickered.
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ISBN 9781844085545
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