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Rapture (Paperback)

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'Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time, and Rapture is essential reading for the broken-hearted of all ages' - Rose Tremain



The effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy's verse have made her our most admired and best-loved contemporary poet. Rapture, her seventh collection, is a book-length love-poem, and a moving act of personal testimony; but what sets these poems apart from other treatments of the subject is that Duffy refuses to simplify the contradictions of love, and read its transformations - infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancour, separation and grief - as simply redemptive or destructive.



Rapture is a map of real love, in all its churning complexity. Yet in showing us that a song can be made of even the most painful episodes in our lives, Duffy has accessed a new level of directness that sacrifices nothing in the way of subtlety of expression. These are poems that will find deep rhymes in the experience of most readers, and nowhere has Duffy more eloquently articulated her belief that poetry should speak for us all.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry anthologies by various poetsFiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 13/07/2017 ISBN-13: 9781509852789  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. She was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 2009. In 2011 The Bees won the Costa Poetry Award, and in 2012 she won the PEN Pinter Prize. She was made a DBE in the 2015 New Year Honours list.

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This is the story of a love affair told in poems from first meeting to last encounter. This is just, quite simply, some of the best love poetry ever written. It is compelling, completely accessible and deeply beautiful. Read it - even if you don't normally read poetry. Will move anyone with a heart - even more so if it's a broken heart that's mainly held together with gaffer tape.

 

Jen, Web Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 18/07/2018

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