Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty [NOOK Book]

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This collection of poetry features five extended poems that explore the concept of beauty and the nature of language, discussing serious philosophical ideas with zest, energy, wit, and humor. A unique volume featuring remembered and misremembered song lyrics from John Lennon, Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Ryan Adams, and Courtney Love, among others, it also includes fragments from philosophers and poets of the sublime, especially William Wordsworth and John Ruskin, and from ...

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Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty

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Overview

This collection of poetry features five extended poems that explore the concept of beauty and the nature of language, discussing serious philosophical ideas with zest, energy, wit, and humor. A unique volume featuring remembered and misremembered song lyrics from John Lennon, Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Ryan Adams, and Courtney Love, among others, it also includes fragments from philosophers and poets of the sublime, especially William Wordsworth and John Ruskin, and from religious texts such as the Bible and the Tao-Te Ching. Through glimpses of imperfection, Wedde offers a fresh take on the familiar, sparking a new vision of the world and its wonders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781775582199
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • File size: 165 KB

Meet the Author

Ian Wedde is a former art curator at The Museum of New Zealand–Te Papa and now serves as an independent consultant. He has published nine previous collections of poetry, two novels, numerous short stories and essays, and was coeditor of an anthology of New Zealand poetry. He won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry for Spells for Coming Out.

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