The World s Wife

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 1405861851
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Poetry

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Choosing Tough Words

Author: Angelica Michelis
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719063019
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Literary Criticism

These essays approach and explore Duffy's work from various literary theoretical perspectives, including feminism, masculinity, national identity and post-structuralism. It situates Duffy's poems in relation to debates about the state, value and social relevance of contemporary British poetry.

Feminine Gospels

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447206897
Release Date: 2012-12-13
Genre: Poetry

In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions – and revisions – of female identity. Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every aspect – as bodies and corpses, writers and workers, shoppers and slimmers, fairytale royals or girls-next-door. ‘Part of Duffy’s talent – besides her ear for ordinary eloquence, her gorgeous, powerful, throwaway lines, her subtlety – is her ventriloquism . . . From verbal nuances to mind-expanding imaginative leaps, her words seem freshly plucked from the minds of non-poets – that is, she makes it look easy’ Charlotte Mendelson, Observer


Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781466895867
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Poetry

Winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize, "essential reading for the broken-hearted of all ages" (The Guardian) The effortless virtuosity, drama, and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy's verse have made her much admired among contemporary poets. Rapture is a book-length love poem and a moving act of personal testimony. But what sets these poems apart from other treatments of the subject is Duffy's refusal to simplify the contradictions of love and read its transformations-infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancor, separation, and grief-as either redemptive or destructive. This is a map of real love in all its churning complexity, simultaneously direct and subtle, showing us that a song can be made of even the most painful episodes in our lives. With poems that will find deep resonance in the experience of most readers, it is a collection that can and does speak for us all.

Selected Poems

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Penguin Global
ISBN: UOM:39015063276573
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Poetry

Offers a selection of works from five of the poet's previously published volumes, including "Standing Female Nude," "The Other Country," and "Selling Manhattan."

I Wouldn t Thank You for a Valentine

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805055452
Release Date: 1997-11-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, and seventy-eight other poetesses contribute to an illustrated collection of feminist verse that strikes a wide range of tones, from the humorous to the indignant to the self-mocking. Reprint.

Mean Time

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781743515099
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Poetry

In her prize-winning fourth collection, Mean Time, Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life. These are powerful poems of loss, betrayal and desire.


Author: Thea Von Harbou
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434466876
Release Date: 2008-04
Genre: Fiction

Spies (1929) is from the pen of Thea von Harbou, author of "Metropolis." Translated from the German by Helen J. Stiegler.

Faery Tales

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571314294
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Once upon a time, there was a rich merchant who had three daughters. The girls were just as clever as they were bella and none more so than the youngest, whose name was Beauty. Disappear to faraway lands of wicked witches, evil monsters and brave heroines in Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's stunning collection of fairy tales. Including her beautiful and haunting retellings of the Grimm classics Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and the Pied Piper, as well as other tales from around the world, and new stories of her own, this book will make you think again about once upon a time . . . With ethereal illustrations by Tommi Tomislav, this uncommonly beautiful book is a very special introduction to - or reminder of - many classic fairy tales.

He Played For His Wife And Other Stories

Author: Anthony Holden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471162299
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Fiction

He Played For His Wife…And Other Stories continues a rich tradition of fictional writing on one of the world’s greatest games. A ghost at the table, a heads-up with Shakespeare, a high stakes stick-up, a hand played on Death Row, tales of pioneers and knaves, even a celestial argy-bargy – each story in this anthology reveals that when it comes to playing poker, no one can hide from their true selves. Whoever you are, you can be sure all your passions and compulsions, your desires, your foibles and idiosyncrasies will be unsparingly crystalised and exposed on the baize. First mentioned in print in a military history book published in 1836, the game of poker quickly found its way into the modern literary canon. Requiring technical skill and creative fiction in equal measure, poker is the quintessential writer’s game. From John Steinbeck, Bret Harte, Henry James to Damon Runyon, writers throughout the ages have found in poker a natural prism to refract complex human experience. Poker is one of the few sports to have spawned a literature almost as rich and colourful as its own exotic history. Featuring contributions from Booker Prize-winning novelist D.B.C. Pierre, award-winning playwright Patrick Marber, actor Neil Pearson and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, He Played For His Wife…And Other Stories is a compelling collection that will appeal to poker fans everywhere.

Carol Ann Duffy

Author: Jane Dowson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137415639
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is the only monograph to consider the entire thirty-year career, publications, and influence of Britain's first female poet laureate. It outlines her impact on trends in contemporary poetry and establishes what we mean by ‘Duffyesque’ concerns and techniques. Discussions of her writing and activities prove how she has championed the relevance of poetry to all areas of contemporary culture and to the life of every human being. Individual chapters discuss the lyrics of ‘love, loss, and longing’; the socially motivated poems about the 1980s; the female-centred volumes and poems; the relationship between poetry and public life; and poetry and childhood and written for children. The book should whet the appetite of readers who know little of Duffy’s work to find out more, while providing students and scholars with an in-depth analysis of the poems in their contexts. It draws on a wide range of critical works and includes an extensive list of further reading.

Golden Boy

Author: Martin Booth
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312426267
Release Date: 2006-11-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An account of the author's coming-of-age in 1950s Hong Kong describes his experiences of early adolescence as a British citizen in a Chinese society and the conflicts between his Chinese-embracing mother and bigoted father.

Charms Against Lightning

Author: James Arthur
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 9781619320178
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Poetry

James Arthur is among the most intriguing young poets writing today--a world traveler who composes poems entirely in his head

The Bees

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781466895850
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Poetry

A winner of the Costa Book Award, "beautiful and moving poetry for the real world" (The Guardian) The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy's first collection of new poems as British poet laureate, and the much anticipated successor to the T. S. Eliot Prize–winning Rapture. After the intimate focus of the earlier book, The Bees finds Duffy using her full poetic range: there are drinking songs, love poems, poems to the weather, and poems of political anger. There are elegies, too, for beloved friends and—most movingly—for the poet's mother. As Duffy's voice rises in this collection, her music intensifies, and every poem patterns itself into song. Woven into and weaving through the book is its presiding spirit: the bee. Sometimes the bee is Duffy's subject, sometimes it strays into the poem or hovers at its edge—and the reader soon begins to anticipate its appearance. In the end, Duffy's point is clear: the bee symbolizes what we have left of grace in the world, and what is most precious and necessary for us to protect. The Bees is Duffy's clearest affirmation yet of her belief in the poem as "secular prayer," as the means by which we remind ourselves of what is most worthy of our attention and concern, our passion and our praise.

New and Collected Poems for Children

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0571337309
Release Date: 2017-04-06

'In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy is a superstar.' (Guardian) This stellar edition of her poems brings together work from her four award-winning collections for children, and sprinkles in a generous helping of new poems to match. From her dazzlingly debut Meeting Midnight through to her newest, brightest poems, Carol Ann Duffy's writing for younger readers has always bubbled with wit and humour, intelligence and affection, and introduced us to many strange and wonderful characters along the way. Among the enchanting voices to be heard are those of the Loch Ness Monster's husband, the oldest girl in the world and a herd of cows on a shopping trip to Manchester.