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The Virago Book Of Love Poetry

  • Author
    • Wendy Mulford
  • Editor
    • Wendy Mulford
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For centuries women have written about love with passion, humour, frustration and despair; but never before have their voices come together as in this exhilarating and timeless compendium. Here are love poems in all their true, subversive drama, delicately arranged according to a balance of moods and modes: of argument and lyric, joke and passionate utterance, rejection, rage and ecstacy. Poets, well-known and obscure, ancient and modern - from Sappho to Akhamotova,Patti Smith to Selima Hill, Sylvia Plath to Alice Walker - all challenge the traditional perception of women as muse and object of desire, and magnificently transcend it.
  • Published: Feb 05 1998
  • Pages: 320
  • 131 x 201mm
  • ISBN: 9781860494352
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    Feisty selection of anthems with attitude ... a noisy throng of impressively dissimilar voices ... A book to treasure
    An exhilarating collection with women across the centuries writing about love, with wit, passion, frustration, rage and ecstacy.