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    DescriptionGROWN MEN AREN'T SUPPOSED TO CRY. But in this fascinating anthology, one hundred men - distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theatre and human rights - confess to being moved to tears by poems that haunt them. Representing twenty nationalities and ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 80s, the majority are public figures not prone to crying. Here they admit to breaking down when ambushed by great art, often in words as powerful as the poems themselves. Seventy-five percent of the selected poems were written in the twentieth century, with more than a dozen by women. Their themes range from love in its many guises, through mortality and loss, to the beauty and variety of nature. Three men have suffered the pain of losing a child; others are moved to tears by the exquisite way a poet captures, in Alexander Pope's famous phrase, 'what oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd'. From J.J Abrams to John le Carre, Salman Rushdie to Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Radcliffe to Nick Cave, Ian McEwan to Stephen Fry, Stanley Tucci to Colin Firth, and Seamus Heaney to Christopher Hitchens, this collection delivers private insight into the souls of men whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world.


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    Title
    Poems That Make Grown Men Cry
    Subtitle
    100 Men on the Words That Move Them
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Holden, By (author) Ben Holden
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 450 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781471134890
    ISBN 10: 147113489X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    DC22: 821.008
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, POE003000
    DC23: 808.81
    Thema V1.0: DCQ
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    10 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anthony Holden is an award-winning journalist who has published more than 30 books, including biographies of Laurence Olivier, Tchaikovsky and Shakespeare.He has published translations of opera, ancient Greek plays and poetry. His son Ben is a writer and film producer. He was director of European Film and Television at Exclusive Media, where he helped relaunch Britain's most famous film production label, Hammer. Anthony and Ben both live in London.
    Review quote
    "Everyone who reads this collection will be roused: disturbed by the pain, exalted in the zest for joy given by poets."--Nadine Gordimer "winner of the Nobel Prize "