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Christopher Reid

Teoksen A Scattering tekijä

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About the Author

Christopher Reid is Senor Lecturer in English, Queen Mary, University of London.


Tekijän teokset

A Scattering (2009) 84 kappaletta
Sounds Good (Faber Poetry) (1998) 57 kappaletta
The Song of Lunch (2009) 31 kappaletta
Katerina Brac (1985) 17 kappaletta
In the Echoey Tunnel (1991) 17 kappaletta
Nonsense (2012) 16 kappaletta
For and After (2003) 15 kappaletta
Selected Poems (2011) 14 kappaletta
Mermaids Explained: Poems (2001) 13 kappaletta
Expanded Universes (1996) 10 kappaletta
Six Bad Poets (2013) 9 kappaletta
Arcadia (Oxford Poets) (1979) 8 kappaletta

Associated Works

After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Avustaja — 153 kappaletta
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Avustaja — 137 kappaletta
War Music: An Account of Homer's Iliad (Omnibus ed.) (2015) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset135 kappaletta
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave [2008 film] (2008) — Actor — 13 kappaletta
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications (1990) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Red: The Waterstones Anthology (2012) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta

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Don't know what to say.

It gets all the emotions, appears simple but has many layers and much depth. A masterful collection.

I'm sure I'll come back to reread this many times.
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mjhunt | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 22, 2021 |
Short and poignant.
Wish I could find the BBC proms version of it online somewhere.
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mjhunt | Jan 22, 2021 |
(Note: I always try to review poetry in my own bad verse. Apologies.)

Eliot's volume of feline-themed verse
Spawned a Broadway musical first
And a movie you might not pay to see
(But the reviews are entertaining for free).

In the spirit of that nonsensical book,
Author Reid chose to take a look
At the canine side of the equation
Finding in their quirks his inspiration.

In penning this sort of companion work,
Unfortunate comparisons always lurk:
I found these poems much less memorable,
I fear the book's not quite as venerable.

Eliot this fellow never will be,
His verse never rises to true poetry.
Or he may have been hampered by one simple fact:
Dogs are just not as poetic as cats.
… (lisätietoja)
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foggidawn | Jan 6, 2020 |
Dull and way too wordy, though there were one or two really good poems hidden in the mix - they should have been given a much better chance to breathe. Actually by the time I'd finished the collection I really hated the woman he wrote it for, I have to say, so obviously that aspect of it didn't work for me, as surely she can't have been that irritating!

If you want top-class poetry of grief, then you're much better off with Hardy.
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AnneBrooke | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 11, 2010 |



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