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Choosing Tough Words: The Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy Antony Rowland

Choosing Tough Words: The Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy

Antony Rowland

Published April 3rd 2004
ISBN : 9780719063015
Paperback
208 pages
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 About the Book 

If the post of Poet Laureate was allocated on the basis of popularity, Carol Ann Duffy would have been the first woman to hold this prestigious post. Like Philip Larkin in his day, Duffy is both a poet respected by many academics and teachers, andMoreIf the post of Poet Laureate was allocated on the basis of popularity, Carol Ann Duffy would have been the first woman to hold this prestigious post. Like Philip Larkin in his day, Duffy is both a poet respected by many academics and teachers, and widely read and enjoyed by children and adult readers of poetry. This is the first full-length collection of essays on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy, approaching and exploring her work from a variety of literary theoretical perspectives, including feminism, masculinity, national identity, and post-structuralism. This lively anthology situates Duffys poems in relation to current debates about the state, value and social relevance of contemporary British poetry.