52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem: or How Reading Modern Poetry Can Change Your Life: A Poem for Every Week of the Year

3.81 avg rating
( 94 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099429159: 52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem: or How Reading Modern Poetry Can Change Your Life: A Poem for Every Week of the Year

British poetry is in a wonderful state at present. Never have so many poets been saying so many interesting things in such lively, up-to-date ways. Yet many people feel shut out or know little about poetry and have no idea where to begin. In this groundbreaking book, Ruth Padel takes fifty-two of the poems she discussed in her newspaper column - a year's worth - and suggests ways of reading them.

The poems are by a wide range of living poets, on experiences we all share - love, sex, death, nature, history, war - which show how reading a poem can enhance everyone's life as powerfully and as pleasurably as reading novels or watching a film.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Ruth Padel combines two major gifts: she is both a distinguished poet and a quite exceptional reader of the poetry of others... The result is a book which opens doors, which bids us share with its author and the poems she has chosen a wealth of insight" (George Steiner)

"She argues away the idea that contemporary poetry is "difficult": all it needs is a little work and the rewards are great" ( Sunday Times)

"A brilliant snapshot of contemporary poetry. Padel writes with incisive intelligence, particularly in her lively and provocative introduction on gender-related power in the poetry world and why poetry has "lost its audience" (Christina Patterson, Director of the Poetry Society Independent)

"She chooses her poems with impeccable taste, an anthologist of the very best contemporary poetry" ( The Times)

"A great gift for any student or poetry virgin who wonders what all the excitement is about" ( Glasgow Herald)

From the Publisher:

Based on Ruth Padel’s popular ‘Sunday Poem’ column in the Independent on Sunday which aimed to make contemporary poetry accessible and less intimidating by, each week, showing how to go about reading a poem.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ruth Padel
Published by Vintage Publishing 2004-02-05, London (2004)
ISBN 10: 0099429152 ISBN 13: 9780099429159
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing 2004-02-05, London, 2004. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099429159

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 8.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ruth Padel
Published by Vintage Publishing
ISBN 10: 0099429152 ISBN 13: 9780099429159
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem: or How Reading Modern Poetry Can Change Your Life, Ruth Padel, British poetry is in a wonderful state at present. Never have so many poets been saying so many interesting things in such lively, up-to-date ways. Yet many people feel shut out or know little about poetry and have no idea where to begin. In this groundbreaking book, Ruth Padel takes fifty-two of the poems she discussed in her newspaper column - a year's worth - and suggests ways of reading them. The poems are by a wide range of living poets, on experiences we all share - love, sex, death, nature, history, war - which show how reading a poem can enhance everyone's life as powerfully and as pleasurably as reading novels or watching a film. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099429159

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 5.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Padel, Ruth
ISBN 10: 0099429152 ISBN 13: 9780099429159
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099429152. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099429152

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 8.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ruth Padel
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0099429152 ISBN 13: 9780099429159
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. British poetry is in a wonderful state at present. Never have so many poets been saying so many interesting things in such lively, up-to-date ways. Yet many people feel shut out or know little about poetry and have no idea where to begin. In this groundbreaking book, Ruth Padel takes fifty-two of the poems she discussed in her newspaper column - a year s worth - and suggests ways of reading them. The poems are by a wide range of living poets, on experiences we all share - love, sex, death, nature, history, war - which show how reading a poem can enhance everyone s life as powerfully and as pleasurably as reading novels or watching a film. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099429159

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 8.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ruth Padel
Published by Random House (2004)
ISBN 10: 0099429152 ISBN 13: 9780099429159
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House, 2004. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # F4-9780099429159

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 6.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ruth Padel
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0099429152 ISBN 13: 9780099429159
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. British poetry is in a wonderful state at present. Never have so many poets been saying so many interesting things in such lively, up-to-date ways. Yet many people feel shut out or know little about poetry and have no idea where to begin. In this groundbreaking book, Ruth Padel takes fifty-two of the poems she discussed in her newspaper column - a year s worth - and suggests ways of reading them. The poems are by a wide range of living poets, on experiences we all share - love, sex, death, nature, history, war - which show how reading a poem can enhance everyone s life as powerfully and as pleasurably as reading novels or watching a film. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099429159

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Padel, Ruth
ISBN 10: 0099429152 ISBN 13: 9780099429159
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800994291590000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ruth Padel
Published by Vintage 2004-02-05 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0099429152 ISBN 13: 9780099429159
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 2004-02-05, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BER-00016059

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.49
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ruth Padel
ISBN 10: 0099429152 ISBN 13: 9780099429159
New Paperback Quantity Available: 15
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; British poetry is in a wonderful state at present. Never have so many poets been saying so many interesting things in such lively, up-to-date ways. Yet many people feel shut out or know little about poetry and have no idea where to begin. In this groundbreaking book, Ruth Padel takes fifty-two of th. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099429159_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 8.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Padel, Ruth
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099429152 ISBN 13: 9780099429159
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. 2004. Paperback. Modern poetry is often represented as difficult or remote from most people's experience. This is a passionate attempt to introduce and examine all aspects of contemporary poetry and make it a familiar part of our lives. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: DSC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 196 x 131 x 18. Weight in Grams: 206. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099429159

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 11.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book