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The World's Wife: Poems epub

by Carol Ann Duffy


The World's Wife: Poems epub

ISBN: 057119995X

ISBN13: 978-0571199952

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Poetry

Language: English

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (April 9, 2001)

Pages: 96 pages

ePUB book: 1172 kb

FB2 book: 1306 kb

Rating: 4.2

Votes: 955

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Carol Ann Duffy has published four highly praised collections of poetry. The World's Wife lets previously unheard women speak.

Carol Ann Duffy has published four highly praised collections of poetry. Her last, Mean Time, won the Forward Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Prize. She lives in Manchester, England. Their voices are not always what readers expect from a lyric speaker, for how often is deep emotion examined through rhyming slang for tits, or the nicknames for a penis?

The World’s Wife is Carol Ann Duffy’s first themed collection of poems (published in 1999).

The World’s Wife is Carol Ann Duffy’s first themed collection of poems (published in 1999). The collection takes characters, stories, histories and myths which focus on men, and, in Duffy’s renowned feminist way, presents them anew for the public to look at the women that were previously obscured behind the men. The World’s Wife discusses themes such as sexism, equality, bereavement and birth, and also looks at important events in history from a female perspective and in a controversial way. The World’s Wife Q&A. Writer Carol Ann Duffy.

In the case of Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife, however, the urge to flee would be premature. By leaving her poems open to interpretation, Duffy loses much of the punch she could have had by presenting her subversion more strongly. All the above phrases could properly be used to describe this volume of verse, but so could the As a veteran attendee of poetry readings-and a baby boomer male, and a cynic to boot-I admit that if sat down in a coffee-house, and overheard phrases like feminist dialogue radical re-imagining, and mythic history, I might begin to look round. Her poems are likely to amuse the cynic as well as provide emotional support to the self-victimizer.

The poems in The World’s Wife are hybrids: first person, dramatic situations, at once intimate and theatrical, as. .Carol Ann Duffy will be reading from The World’s Wife at the Picador Classic Day at Foyles bookshop, London WC2, on 7 February.

The poems in The World’s Wife are hybrids: first person, dramatic situations, at once intimate and theatrical, as you’d expect from a monologue, but with the authority of a ballad – a legend being told, a larger-than-life figure that belongs in myth as well as history. And there’s something of the broadside here, too, in their high-stepping protest at the truth that the story unfolds.

The World's Wife is a collection of poetry by Carol Ann Duffy, originally published in the UK in 1999 by both Picador and Anvil Press Poetry and later published in the United States by Faber and Faber in 2000. Duffy's poems in The World's Wife focus on either well known female figures or fictional counterparts to well known male figures.

Carol Ann Duffy is a poet of skill, talent and great heart' Erica Wagner 'Duffy takes a cheeky, subversive, no-nonsense swipe with a.Poems of famous men - and the women who married them - by the Poet Laureate. That saying? Behind every famous man.

Carol Ann Duffy is a poet of skill, talent and great heart' Erica Wagner 'Duffy takes a cheeky, subversive, no-nonsense swipe with a dish clout at the famous men of history and myth.

The World's Wife is a joyous exuberant book of poems about women usually excluded from myth and history' . Original, subversive, full of imagination and quicksilver wit, The World's Wife is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at her beguiling best.

The World's Wife is a joyous exuberant book of poems about women usually excluded from myth and history' Guardian. Ruth Padel, Books of the Year - Guardian. These thirty poems vibrate with intense colloquialisms, physicality, energy, freshness and cheek. the best are inventive, subversive and written with great rhythmical and rhyming dash. Carol Ann Duffy is a poet of skill, talent and great heart. Books by Carol Ann Duffy.

Carol Ann Duffy is a master at drawing on myth and history, then . I really liked this book by Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy is a master at drawing on myth and history, then subverting them in a vivid and surprising way to create poems that have the pull of the past and the crack of the contemporary. In "The World's Wife," Duffy deftly reworks tales from myths, fables, the bible, popular culture, literature and history. I really liked this book by Duffy. She essentially takes tons of popular stories featuring a male lead/perspective and she tells the tale from a woman's perspective, most often the wife, in a poem structure. There is humor, there is suspense, there is sadness. It's a great collection of poems.

In "The World's Wife," Duffy takes up her themes from myths, fables, the bible, popular culture, literature and history. I find it very original that Duffy gives a voice to unheard women such as "Pilate's Wife," "Mrs. Sisyphus" and "Anne Hathaway

In "The World's Wife," Duffy takes up her themes from myths, fables, the bible, popular culture, literature and history. Sisyphus" and "Anne Hathaway. The more modern ones are "Mrs. Faust" and "Queen Kong". These women's voices reveal their personal struggles which are sometimes universal ones.

The Worlds Wife by Carol Ann Duffy. The books she covets are described in rich and lavish imagery a whole wall was crimson, gold, aglow with books. LITTLE RED-CAP The poem is drawn from the story of Little Red Riding Hood, a tale that has come down to us over centuries. It originated in ancient stories from Asia, but the version we know was shaped in medieval rural France. This is the treasure she wants and she has happily exchanged the white dove of purity for a different kind of bird: Words, words were truly alive on the tongue, in the head warm, beating, frantic, winged; music and blood.

Be terrified. It's you I love, perfect man, Greek God, my own; but I know you'll go, betray me, strayfrom home.So better by far for me if you were stone.--from "Medusa"

Stunningly original and haunting, the voices of Mrs. Midas, Queen Kong, and Frau Freud, to say nothing of the Devil's Wife herself, startle us with their wit, imagination, and incisiveness in this collection of poems written from the perspectives of the wives, sisters, or girlfris of famous -- and infamous -- male personages. Carol Ann Duffy is a master at drawing on myth and history, then subverting them in a vivid and surprising way to create poems that have the pull of the past and the crack of the contemporary.

In "The World's Wife," Duffy deftly reworks tales from myths, fables, the bible, popular culture, literature and history. Some popular stories are reexamined through the eyes of a female witness, as with "Pilate's Wife," "Mrs. Darwin, " "Mrs. Sisyphus" and "Anne Hathaway." Others are modernized; In "Mrs. Faust," Faust and his wife are a pair of yuppies collecting degrees, computers and cell phones. A few stories, like "Queen Kong", are reimagined with a female protagonist replacing the male. The poetry is as diverse as the personae, with voices ranging from lingering, dreamy and dramatic to hard, clipped and succinct.

The World's Wife lets previously unheard women speak. Their voices are not always what readers expect from a lyric speaker, for how often is deep emotion examined through rhyming slang for tits, or the nicknames for a penis? Yet when Duffy calls a modern wife frustrated by her husband's discovery of Viagra "Mrs. Rip Van Winkle," or a contemporary-voiced woman whose husband works mindlessly and ceaselessly "Mrs. Sisyphus," Duffy reveals that their personal struggles are not theirs alone. Their troubles have resonance, and echo through history, literature and myth---even though in the past it may have been left unspoken.
I really liked this book by Duffy. She essentially takes tons of popular stories featuring a male lead/perspective and she tells the tale from a woman's perspective, most often the wife, in a poem structure. There is humor, there is suspense, there is sadness. It's a great collection of poems. I used this book in one of my college courses and I ended up really liking the whole book. It's a slim book so it's not too heavy and it's not too little either. I would definitely recommend this book.
This is my all time favorite poetry collection and one of my favorite reads.
I'm not a lover of poetry but Carol's words made me laugh. Love her point of view!
Everyone should read this. In fact, I wish I had been made to read it in school, although it would have had to have been grade 11 up to University level, as the themes are far too complex for most teenagers. Duffy's remarkable intelligence, wit and humanity is on full display here and you may need to look up a few stories as a refresher or learn something new altogether. This is a treasure.
One of my all time favorite fairy tale poems come from Carol Ann Duffy. In Little Red-Cap, from "The World's Wife", Duffy sharpens up the Riding Hood character and follows her as she survives and grows into her own power. This whole volume is alive with the energy of traditional characters made more human and more empathetic by Duffy's acerbic charm.
I absolutely loved this book of poetry. The idea to tackle the usually unheard of women in history was great and I really like the way Duffy does it.
Carol Ann Duffy's poetry is provocative and entertaining.