The World's Wife

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1743292198

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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What did Mrs Midas think? Or Queen Kong? Read all about it in Carol Ann Duffy's hugely successful, tender and entertaining collection. "... a joyous, exuberant book of poems about women usually excluded from myth and history: wives such as Mrs Pilate, Mrs Aesop, Mrs Darwin, Mrs Faust, Frau Freud, Mrs Quasimodo; women usually defined by their men - Delilah, Anne Hathaway, Eurydice; and retellings of old stories in which the lead changes sex - Queen Kong, the Kray Sisters and Elvis' twin sister, the nun." The Guardian
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'Choosing Tough Words'

The Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy

Author: Angelica Michelis,Antony Rowland

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719063015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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The first full-length collection of essays on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy. Duffy's poetry is both respected by academics, and widely read and enjoyed by both children and adults. Approaches Duffy's work from a variety of literary theoretical perspectives, including feminism, masculinity,national identity and post-structuralism. Situates Duffy's work in relation to current debates about the state, value and social relevance of contemporary British poetry. Will become the benchmark anthology on Duffy.
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Feminine Gospels

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1760554898

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions – and revisions – of female identity. Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every aspect – as bodies and corpses, writers and workers, shoppers and slimmers, fairytale royals or girls-next-door. ‘Part of Duffy’s talent – besides her ear for ordinary eloquence, her gorgeous, powerful, throwaway lines, her subtlety – is her ventriloquism . . . From verbal nuances to mind-expanding imaginative leaps, her words seem freshly plucked from the minds of non-poets – that is, she makes it look easy’ Charlotte Mendelson, Observer
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Selected Poems

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 147

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Offers a selection of works from five of the poet's previously published volumes, including "Standing Female Nude," "The Other Country," and "Selling Manhattan."
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Rapture

Poems

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466895861

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize, "essential reading for the broken-hearted of all ages" (The Guardian) The effortless virtuosity, drama, and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy's verse have made her much admired among contemporary poets. Rapture is a book-length love poem and a moving act of personal testimony. But what sets these poems apart from other treatments of the subject is Duffy's refusal to simplify the contradictions of love and read its transformations-infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancor, separation, and grief-as either redemptive or destructive. This is a map of real love in all its churning complexity, simultaneously direct and subtle, showing us that a song can be made of even the most painful episodes in our lives. With poems that will find deep resonance in the experience of most readers, it is a collection that can and does speak for us all.
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The Bees

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781509852925

Category:

Page: 96

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Winner of the 2011 Costa Poetry Award by UK Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy."Beautiful and moving poetry for the real world." -Jeanette Winterson, The Guardian"Indisputably her best volume." -Sunday TimesIn The Bees, Duffy uses her full poetic range: love poems, drinking songs, poems of political anger, and elegies for beloved friends, and - most movingly - the poet's own mother.Woven throughout the book is its presiding spirit: the bee. Sometimes the bee is Duffy's subject, sometimes straying into the poem, or hovering at its edge. In the end, Duffy's point is clear: the bee symbolizes what we have left of grace in the world, and what is most precious and necessary for us to protect.At once intimate and public, The Bees is a work of great power from one of the UK's most cherished poets.
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Carol Ann Duffy

Author: Deryn Rees-Jones

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited

ISBN: 0746311990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 61

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Spanning Duffy's career from her early development & involvement with the Liverpool poets in the 1970s, through to the poet's most recent collection, Rees-Jones acknowledges the important of her popular appeal but also makes a case for Duffy as a serious & important poet who engages with key issues of gender & identity.
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Carol Ann Duffy, Selected Poems

Note

Author: Michael J. Woods

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780582424579

Category:

Page: 144

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'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, 'York Notes Advanced' introduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.
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Mean Time

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 174351509X

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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In her prize-winning fourth collection, Mean Time, Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life. These are powerful poems of loss, betrayal and desire.
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Macbeth: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)

Author: James Sale,Alison Powell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447982203

Category:

Page: 88

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This updated edition is designed to support students in study and revision for the new GCSE (9-1) English Literature exams.
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I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine

Poems for Young Feminists

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439564462

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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A collection of poems by women from different cultures and backgrounds, portraying the varied facets of the female experience from childhood to old age.
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New and Collected Poems for Children

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571337309

Category:

Page: 288

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'In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy is a superstar.' (Guardian) This stellar edition of her poems brings together work from her four award-winning collections for children, and sprinkles in a generous helping of new poems to match. From her dazzlingly debut Meeting Midnight through to her newest, brightest poems, Carol Ann Duffy's writing for younger readers has always bubbled with wit and humour, intelligence and affection, and introduced us to many strange and wonderful characters along the way. Among the enchanting voices to be heard are those of the Loch Ness Monster's husband, the oldest girl in the world and a herd of cows on a shopping trip to Manchester.
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Selling Manhattan

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509824979

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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The poems in Carol Ann Duffy's highly praised second collection range from the dramatic monologues for which she is noted, to love poems, which she writes, Robert Nye remarked, 'as if she were the first to do so'.
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Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes

Author: Billy Collins

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447215125

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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‘Billy Collins is one of my favourite poets in the world’ Carol Ann Duffy Readers will only have to open this book at random to realize the privation a life without Billy Collins has been. A writer of immense grace and humanity, Billy Collins shows how the great forces of history and nature converge on the tiniest details of our lives - and in doing so presents them in a new radiance. He is also unbelievably funny. ‘The most popular poet in America’ New York Times ‘Billy Collins writes lovely poems . . . Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides’ John Updike ‘Billy Collins’ medium is a rare amalgam of accessibility and intelligence. I’d follow this man’s mind anywhere. Expect to be surprised’ Michael Donaghy ‘Smart, his strings tuned and resonant, his wonderful eye looping over the things, events and ideas of the world, rueful, playful, warm voiced, easy to love’ E. Annie Proulx
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The World's Wife

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447275241

Category: English poetry

Page: 96

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The World's Wife is a joyous exuberant book of poems about women usually excluded from myth and history' GuardianWith an introduction by Jeanette WintersonThis unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology.Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk.The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore.Behind every famous man is a great woman - and from the quick-tongued Mrs Darwin to the lascivious Frau Freud, from the adoring Queen Kong to the long-suffering wife of the Devil himself, each one steps from her counterpart's shadow to tell her side of the story in this irresistible collection. Original, subversive, full of imagination and quicksilver wit, The World's Wife is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at her beguiling best.
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Faery Tales

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571314270

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 353

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Classic fairy stories retold by the poet laureate and available for the first time in a stunning gift edition.
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Standing Female Nude

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509824952

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Carol Ann Duffy's outstanding first collection, Standing Female Nude, introduced readers to all they would come to love about her poetry. From lovers to wives to war photographers, the poems it contains range from the delicately poignant to the fiercely political, exploring memory, gender, childhood and place. Within it are also some of her best-known poems, including 'Education for Leisure', as well as, of course, the poem from which the collection takes its title. First published in 1985 to widespread critical acclaim, Standing Female Nude is a work of startling originality and the starting point of the Poet Laureate's dazzling poetic career.
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The Map and the Clock

A Laureate's Choice of the Poetry of Britain and Ireland

Author: Carol Ann Duffy,Gillian Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571277094

Category:

Page: 736

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The Map and the Clock is a celebration of the most scintillating poems ever composed on our islands. Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and by Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, this anthology gathers fourteen centuries of extraordinary verse - beginning with the first writings from the old languages of England and Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and culminating in some of our most recent poets, speaking in our present-day tongues. Many of our founding myths and legends are told here - King Arthur and Gawain, Beowulf and Mad Sweeney, the Mabinogion - as are the nursery-tales and songs we still sing today. Through these pages we witness the tragedy of European wars and world conflict; we court romance and friendship; we explore nationhood and belonging, identity and belief; and we are welcomed to a celebration of the cultural diversity of the poetries of our twenty-first century. The Map and the Clock is a stunning and essential treasury of the poems that have moulded our languages, examined our worlds, and shaped our islands through time.
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: York Notes for GCSE

Author: John Scicluna,Anne Rooney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447982180

Category:

Page: 88

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This updated edition is designed to support students in study and revision for the new GCSE (9-1) English Literature exams.
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Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: Pearson Longman

ISBN: 9781405842808

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 27

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Classic / American English Rip Van Winkle walks into the mountains one day and meets some strange old men. He comes home twenty years later. One dark night, Ichabod Crane is riding home and sees a man on a black horse behind him. The man has no head. Are there ghosts in these stories? What do you think?
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