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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; New edition edition (17 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747579318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747579311
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 0.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘An impressive performance by a poet who allows nothing to come between him and the literature he loves’ -- Frank Kermode

‘Eloquent essays, rich in anecdote, from the hand of a true and lifelong servant of poetry’ -- J.M. Coetzee

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What makes good writing good? In his brilliant new book, Al Alvarez argues that it is the development of the voice - voice as distinct from style - that makes a writer great. A poet as well as a critic, Al Alvarez approaches his subject both as an informed observer and an insider. Here are - among others - Sylvia Plath, John Donne, Jean Rhys, Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Coleridge and W. B. Yeats, dissected with clarity, depth and a profound understanding of the mechanics of writing. Like the best literary criticism, "The Writer's Voice" makes writing come vividly alive. Written with passion and insight, it is the ideal gift for anyone who loves to read.

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