Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology

Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin: An Anthology


The inimitable Alan Bennett selects and reviews upon six favourite poets and the pleasures in their works  

The inimitable Alan Bennett selects and reviews upon six favourite poets and the pleasures in their works
 
during this candid, completely attractive publication, Alan Bennett creates a different anthology of works via six well-loved poets. Freely admitting his personal younger bafflement with poetry, Bennett reassures us that the poets and poems during this quantity will not be merely available but additionally hugely relaxing. He then proceeds to end up irresistibly that this can be so.
 
Bennett selects greater than seventy poems by means of Thomas Hardy, A. E. Housman, John Betjeman, W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, and Philip Larkin. He peppers his dialogue of those writers and their verse with anecdotes, wise appraisal, and telling biographical element: Hardy lyrically recollects his first spouse, Emma, in his poetry, even if he handled her shabbily in actual lifestyles. The fabled Auden used to be a powerful and off-putting determine on the lectern. Larkin, hoping to subvert snooping biographers, ordered own papers shredded upon his death.
 
concurrently profound and enjoyable, Bennett’s booklet is a paean to poetry and its creators, made all of the extra stress-free for being informed in his personal specific voice. its creators, made the entire extra stress-free for being informed in his personal specific voice.

 

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