Erotic Poems (Everyman's Library)

Erotic Poems (Everyman's Library)

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by Peter Washington, Kevin Young, Carolyn B. Mitchell
     
 

These poems, selected from most of the cultures and histories of world literature, provide magnificent witness to the fact that love is as much an act of the imagination as it is of the body. From fourth-century Li Ch'ung's "Parody of a Lover" to John Betmeman's "Late-Flowering Lust," they re-create, through the revelations of language, that

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These poems, selected from most of the cultures and histories of world literature, provide magnificent witness to the fact that love is as much an act of the imagination as it is of the body. From fourth-century Li Ch'ung's "Parody of a Lover" to John Betmeman's "Late-Flowering Lust," they re-create, through the revelations of language, that experience of the erotic. Other poets include Theodore Roethke, Robert Graves, Octavio Paz, Joseph Brodsky, Sylvia Plath, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679433224
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.83(d)

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Erotic Poems (Everyman's Library) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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From B.C. to modern day this wonderful collection of short poems highlights in its direct yet artful way the timeless quest to portray love, to give pleasure. Written by those well known to those less so, it is a superb offering. 'Invitation to a Voyage' is my favorite poem in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutely wonderful book. Some of the poems are light and cute, and a few are more intense. All of them are about the physical nature of love. I highly recommend it.