Of Love and Desire

Of Love and Desire


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Of Love and Desire by Louis de Bernieres, Donald Sammut

A beautiful gift book of poems on the subjects of love and desire by one of the UK's best-loved writers.
     Following the success of his first poetry collection, Imagining Alexandria, Louis de Bernières' second collection offers much of the poetry that he has written about love and desire throughout his life, under the influence, it seems, of everybody from the classical Persian poets, to Neruda, to Quintus Smyrnaeus, to Brian Patten, sometimes passionate and romantic, sometimes cynical and angry. He captures all the moods from rapture to sorrow, to disillusion.
     Poetry was Louis de Bernières' first and greatest literary love, and he is particularly interested in exploiting the natural musicality of language in order to create the emotional effect for which he believes poetry ought to be striving. As you might expect from someone who has made his name as a storyteller his poetry is packed with narrative.
     His hope is, that in reading these poems, you will find your own experiences echoed and reflected, and that they will cause you to think all over again about what they mean.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846558849
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,262,716
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

LOUIS DE BERNIERES is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are Birds Without Wings and A Partisan's Daughter, a collection of stories Notwithstanding and a collection of poetry, Imagining Alexandria.

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