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The Consolation of Poetry

Ten Lessons on Life and Death

by David Spurr (Author)
Monographs 140 Pages

Summary

How can poetry help us live our lives? From Shakespeare’s time to the present, poets have faced the questions of love, discovery, centering, parting, forgiveness, and our common, mortal destination. They have much to say to us, and they say it well. This is a book for the general reader who seeks solace and inspiration in the words poets have left us.

Details

Pages
140
ISBN (Book)
9783034342117
Language
English
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2021. 140 pp.

Biographical notes

David Spurr (Author)

David Spurr is emeritus professor of English at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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