Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-three of the World's Best Poems

Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-three of the World's Best Poems

Camille Paglia


America’s such a lot provocative highbrow brings her blazing powers of study and appreciation to endure at the nice poems of the Western culture, and on a few unforeseen discoveries of her personal. Combining shut examining with a wide ranging breadth of studying, Camille Paglia refreshes our knowing of poems we thought we knew, from Shakespeare’s “Sonnet seventy three” to Shelley’s “Ozymandias,” from Donne’s “The Flea” to Lowell’s “Man and Wife,” and from Dickinson’s “Because i couldn't cease for dying” to Plath’s “Daddy.”

 Paglia additionally introduces us to less-familiar works through Paul Blackburn, Wanda Coleman, Chuck Wachtel, Rochelle Kraut–and even Joni Mitchell. bold, riveting, and wonderfully written, Break, Blow, Burn will excite even pro poetry enthusiasts, and create a iteration of recent ones.

 Includes a brand new epilogue that info the choice procedure for selecting the forty three poems offered during this booklet and offers observation on many of the items that did not make the ultimate cut.

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