The Poetry of Sex: Book by Sophie Hannah

The Poetry of Sex

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ISBN: 9780241962633    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 240        Language: English
'It's the way that you say I don't usually do this.' Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand but - implicit, explicit, nuanced or starkly frank - sex itself has long been a staple subject for poets....Read more
'It's the way that you say I don't usually do this.' Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand but - implicit, explicit, nuanced or starkly frank - sex itself has long been a staple subject for poets. And little has changed over the centuries, from Ovid describing a summer afternoon of love-making to Rosemary Tonks telling the Story of a Hotel Room. Sophie Hannah's selection ranges from ancient Rome to modern New York, from gay to straight, from marital bliss to furtive adultery, but her principle has been to go low on the sugar and high on the excitement.
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About the author: Sophie Hannah
Sophie Hannah has published five collections of poetry. Her fifth Pessimism for Beginners was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Award in 2007. She also writes... Read more
Sophie Hannah has published five collections of poetry. Her fifth Pessimism for Beginners was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Award in 2007. She also writes internationally successful psychological crime thrillers. She lives with her husband and children in Cambridge.
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Review:
Sophie Hannah is among the best at comprehending in rhyming verse the indignity of having a body and the nobility of having a heart Guardian

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