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The Universal Home Doctor [Paperback]

Simon Armitage
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18 Mar 2004
The Universal Home Doctor is Simon Armitage's most personal collection of poems yet. The poems journey across the globe but are ultimately set against the most intimate of landscapes - the human body.

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; New Ed edition (18 Mar 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571217265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571217267
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,156,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Armitage creates a muscular but elegant language of his own out of slangy, youthful, up-to-the-minute jargon and the vernacular of his native northern England. He combines this with an easily worn erudition, plenty of nous and the benefit of unblinkered experience to produce poems of moving originality.' Sunday Times --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010) and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007). A broadcaster and presenter, he also writes extensively for television and radio, is the author of two novels, the bestselling memoir All Points North (1998) and Walking Home (2012), his poetic journey along the Pennine Way. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.

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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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To be honest giving marks out of five for poetry is fairly pointless; poetry's the most subjective thing there is.
There are thirty-five poems in this volume, on a variety of themes, some of which have eluded me. The ones I can make out involve travel to the rainforest (and all the attendant inoculations required), an attack on the patrons of the arts, and an awful lot of decorating. I have no idea what Simon Armitage has against Pampas Grass, but I wouldn’t like to be around to find out.
Of the ones I particularly like, “The Straight and Narrow” is a nice short poem about careers advisors, while my favourite in the book is probably “Butterflies” about the urge to drive as fast as possible over humpbacked-bridge type hill tops. Close to that is “The Wood for the Trees” a rain-forest poem with some lovely words evocating childhood night-terrors. While most of the poems are personal in scope, “The Twang” put into words things I’ve long felt about March the 17th.
I read the whole book through to my wife, and we never felt like skipping a poem, and even had the urge to repeat a couple straight away.
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