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Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry - David Orr
Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061673450 (0061673455)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Books as Furniture
Books as Furniture rated it
3.0 Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry
Reading this, as I hoped, prompted me to read more poetry, right away. I liked the appetite for poetry that the author creates, intentionally I presume. What I didn't really care for was the digression into the struggles of the modern poet with other modern poets and the documentation of the drama...
Always Doing
Always Doing rated it
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I went in thinking it would be an overview of modern poetry, with bits from poets I should try and why they're great. Orr, however, goes for a much broader overview of the craft with chapters like "The Political", "The Fishbowl", and "Why Bother?". Some bi...
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debnance rated it
4.0 Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry
I love to read, but I don’t know how to read well. I read widely, but I don’t read deeply.So what is a fifty-four-year-old big reader with a busy life to do to correct this? Read something that teaches one how to read deeply, of course. Of course.I nervously checked this book out of the public libra...
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