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Collected poems
Collected poems
by William Empson
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A great talent, sadly under-rated, 11 May 2017
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I first bought Empson's Collected Poems 3 days after he appeared on BBC's Arts Programme Monitor in 1965. A great talent, sadly under-rated.


The Face of the Buddha
The Face of the Buddha
by William Empson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Empson's missing book, 11 May 2017
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A magnificent book that has finally seen the light of day 3 decades after Empson died & 6 decades after he wrote it.
This book will enlighten you as to why Empson chose to translate The Fire Sermon & put it at the beginning of his Collected Poems.


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £22.19

1.0 out of 5 stars Timewasting hallucinogenic drivel. Don't waste your time., 11 May 2017
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Awful hallucinogenic drivel. No structure whatsoever - after all in a hallucination anything can come before or after anything else.
I wasted my time after the first few seconds, hoping it might improve. It doesn't !


Pure Comedy [Explicit]
Pure Comedy [Explicit]
Price: £8.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instantly hooked - his masterpiece !!!, 11 May 2017
I was browsing in a Cambridge record store the day after Pure Comedy was released.
I heard some totally unknown voice coming through the PA, gradually tuned in to its magic near the middle of the "10-verse chorus-less diatribe" Leaving LA, & was instantly hooked.
No way I could leave the shop without buying the CD - the first time I'd been so turned on at first listening for 25 years -so mine is not a verified purchase.
I spent the next 3 days listening to the song & the album over & over.
Naturally I bought the 2 earlier albums on Amazon a couple of days later. But this is the one that is his masterpiece.


Death of a Lady's Man: A Collection of Poetry and Prose
Death of a Lady's Man: A Collection of Poetry and Prose
by Leonard Cohen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.78

3.0 out of 5 stars Many reviews here should be in the Music section not the Books section !!!, 22 Oct. 2016
Many reviews here are in the wrong place.
They are NOT about the book Death of a Lady's Man but about the album Death of a Ladies' Man.
That is a totally different kettle of fish & Amazon should move those reviews to the music section.
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Breath [DVD] [2007]
Breath [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Chen Chang
Offered by Home Entertainment Online
Price: £10.80

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not a masterpiece, 29 Aug. 2011
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While not as stunning as his 3 Iron, one of the best films in 2008, this is nevertheless one of the best films from the Korean new wave of directors such as Kim Ki Duk and Lee Chang-Dong.

The central character is a condemned prisoner who repeatedly attempts suicide, thereby delaying his execution as the authorities have to let him recover so he will be fit for capital punishment.

The heroine is a woman who hears about him on the news and makes a number of surreal visits to him in prison.


The Beatles Complete: Guitar Edition
The Beatles Complete: Guitar Edition
by Ray Connolly
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beatles Complete Is Incomplete, 29 Aug. 2011
Despite the title Beatles Complete, there are a number of official (not out-takes - not released after the group broke up - not bootlegs) Beatles songs missing from this otherwise excellent book. Harrison's Something (Abbey Road), & I Me Mine (Let It Be) for starters.

It is however a very useful book for learning most of their songs.


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