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5.0 out of 5 stars Family Values - Wendy Cope, 23 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Family Values (Hardcover)
There are no duds in this collection. Each poem catches the perception and mood of the moment with startling clarity - moments of wry reflection, new-born understanding, breath-catching desire or occasional elegiac tracing of the past. These poems are often very funny, sometimes sad - always clear, detached, intensely recognisable: no self-pity here. Wendy Cope's poems seem to me to articulate the hopes, regrets and confusions of my own immediately-postwar generation: at school imbibing the cadences of the Anglican liturgy and its comfortable if puzzling conventions, before being tumbled out warily into the slackening norms of society in the 60's and exploring till we were merged in the unselfconscious mainstream of our age. This collection must be Wendy Cope's best so far. I think it's terrific.
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