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Books by James Fenton

  • William Blake

    James Fenton

    Product Code: BGRPB
    Paperback
    In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets of our literature. A painter, poet and engraver William Blake (1757-1827) was born in London. "Poetical Sketches", his first volume of poetry, was published in 1783 and was followed by several of his best known works: "Songs of Innocence (1789)", "The Book of Thel (1789)", "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790-93)", "Songs of Experience (1794)" and "Jerusalem (1804-20)".
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  • A Garden from a Hundred Packets of Seed

    James Fenton

    Product Code: BFBMC
    Hardback
    In this light-hearted essay, James Fenton describes a hundred plants he would choose to grow from seed. Flowers for colour, size, or exotic interest; herbs and meadow flowers; climbing vines and tropical species - Here is a happy, stylish, thought-provoking exercise in good principles, which exudes that rare thing: common-or-garden sense about gardens. 'A small book, yes, but how it grows in your mind after you put it down. It is a book about propagating plants from seeds, but it is also a book about love, for when you love you start from scratch.' Jamaica Kincaid
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  • An Introduction to English Poetry

    James Fenton

    Product Code: ADBXS
    Paperback
    James Fenton's "An Introduction to English Poetry" offers a master class for both the reader and writer of poetry. Simply and elegantly written and discussing the work of poets as wide ranging as W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Tennyson, Kipling, Milton and Blake, it covers all varieties of poetic practice in English. 'It is hard to imagine a beginner who could not learn from this book. If you know a young poet, give them this' - "The Times Literary Supplement".
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  • The New Faber Book of Love Poems

    James Fenton

    Product Code: AAGMP
    Paperback
    James Fenton, a Whitbread-winning poet praised for his own love poetry, gathers together the best lyric poems originating in the English language. Ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day, "The New Faber Book of Love Poems" contains a fantastic mix of classics and popular favourites, as well as blues lyrics, American folk poetry, Elizabethan lyrics and Broadway songs. There are poems by men about women, women about men, men about men and women about women - in short, something for everyone, and a must-have for everyone's bookshelf.
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