34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
entertaining and at times wise,
This review is from: The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within (Paperback)
According to a review by "regular customer", this book "is insulting to contemporary poets, whose writing he calls, quote: 'arse dribble'". In fact the poem referred to as 'arse dribble' is a parodic concoction by Fry himself, knocked off in a few minutes to exemplify the worst features of the worst kind of contemporary poetry. Fry isn't totally dismissive of avant-guard poetry, and his book makes respectful reference to Eliot, Pound, Stevens, cummings and others. It is entertaining and at times wise, and open-minded poets and readers will find it worth looking into.
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Initial post: 16 Jan 2011 07:31:02 GMT
Thanks for clarifying "regular customer's" comments. I always look at 1 and 2 star reviews as well as the 4 and 5 stars to get more balanced impression of a book before buying.
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