How to Read a Poem

How to Read a Poem : And Fall in Love with Poetry

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According to Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life - it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In this book, he shows how to read a poem, covering verse by, among others, Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda and Wordsworth.'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 151.4 x 234.7 x 33mm | 721.59g
  • Orlando, United States
  • English
  • 0151004196
  • 9780151004195
  • 1,408,856

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"A lovely book, full of joy and wisdom."-The Baltimore Sun "Hirsch's contribution is significant, [grounded] in the obvious pleasure he has experienced through words. . . . Who could resist the wiles of this poetry-broker-a writer rapidly becoming the baby boomers' preeminent man of letters?"-Detroit Free Press "Laudable . . . The answer Hirsch gives to the question of how to read a poem is: Ecstatically."-The Boston Book Review
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