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    Description"Grown men don't cry." But in this fascinating anthology, one hundred men--distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theater and human rights--confess to being moved to tears by poems that continue to 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. Their selections include classics by visionaries such as Walt Whitman, W.H Auden, and Philip Larkin, as well as contemporary works by masters including Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, and poets who span the globe from Pablo Neruda to Rabindranath Tagore. Seventy-five percent of the selected poems were written in the twentieth century, with more than a dozen by women including Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks. 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, Billy Collins 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
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Holden, By (author) Ben Holden
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 310
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781476712772
    ISBN 10: 1476712778
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    DC22: 821.008
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Libri: ENGM1050, ENGM1005
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Approval Code: A23303000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
    Libri: ANTH1280
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    BISAC V2.8: POE003000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 808.81
    Thema V1.0: DCQ
    LC classification: PR1175 .P6317 2014
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    01 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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 "