The World's Wife
Publish date: April 9th 2001
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 76
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
, Fairy Tales
Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife is a collection of poems in which she expresses the ladie’s view on a lot of historical or mythological figures and events. There are poems in which a voice is given to Eurydice, Mrs Darwin, Mrs Sisyphus, Medusa, Mrs Icarus, Frau Freud, Salome and many many more. ...
Carol Ann Duffy can use words like no other. In July last year I heard her read at Latitude festival; there’s just something incredible about hearing a poet voicing their work. She’s always had an ability to reach me though her poetry. I’m not usually a fan of verse, and find it hard to connect with...
Over-all this collection was a slight disappointment. It opens excellently with a poem dense with imagery, a radical re-imagining of the Red Riding-hood story, a complex and thought-provoking piece. Then nothing else in the book matches it, which is unfortunate, since the concept is so good. It's ...
My favourite of her books.Incisive and uncompromising, this diverse series of vignettes contains women of all stripes, vibrant vessels for Duffy's kaleidoscope of reflections on relations between women and men, the roles and experiences of wives and lovers. Her protagonists are everything but passiv...
Well, what can I say? Mrs. Midas. Eurydice, and Mrs. Beast were my favourites in this book, and I would say that was the exact problem. I found that, besides these three which I really liked and found something that I could connect to or enjoy on a personal level, I didn't care much for the rest. I ...
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