Opal Sunset: Selected Poems, 1958-2008 Hardcover – 7 Aug 2009
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'Uplifiting, clever and wry, James' poetry combines astute social observation with infectious exuberance and is guaranteed to delight.'
--Good Book Guide
A selection of poems from one of Britain’s best-loved writers.See all Product Description
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Half this 'new and selected' is the more baggy, derivative (but never knock a good role model*, cobber) and 'technically adroit' (dread phrase) early stuff (without the satire; the verse letters and diaries are the chief loss) and half from the Angels over Elsinore volume that covers the five years following the squat little potbellied collected of 2003. A convenient entry-point, then? Makes it sound a bit like a training bra.. Clive's thing is more 'the tingling, Teddy Tinling B-cup brassière/Of Andrea Temesvari' - if that's your bag. But some of these poems hint at greatness.Read more ›
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I found these a little turgid. So haven't read many. Disappointing as I love CLive James' humour.Published on 9 July 2014 by BCH13
Great Poems. My husband bought this book for my birthday gift and I have very much enjoyed reading it. Poems food for reflection.Published on 2 July 2014 by Mrs. J. Emmott