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The Noise Made by Poems (2e)

Peter Levi

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ISBN: 978 0 856461 32 3
Series: Poetica
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Edition: 2nd
Published: November 1984
220 x 140 x 13 mm
112 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback
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  • ‘Most of what there is to learn about poetry has to be learnt in one’s own language. But it is mostly learnt by reading and turning over poems in one’s head, and little by deliberate criticism.’ Peter Levi’s essay – meditated, as he says in his preface, with passion and written with great excitement – is entertaining, stimulating and controversial. It is ‘not a thesis but a consideration of some important themes which are inter-related.’

    Peter Levi (1931–2000) was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 1984. Until 1977 he was a Jesuit priest. He was a classicist whose writing includes three uncategorizable books – on modern Greece, Afghanistan, and the English landscape – as well as translations, critical and scholarly works, a thriller and ... read more
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