Collected Poems, 1953-1993

Collected Poems Now in paperback John Updike s dazzling collection of poetry as varied as the years in which they were written including nearly every poem from his five previously published collections and than

  • Title: Collected Poems, 1953-1993
  • Author: John Updike
  • ISBN: 9780140587135
  • Page: 227
  • Format: None
  • Now in paperback, John Updike s dazzling collection of poetry as varied as the 40 years in which they were written including nearly every poem from his five previously published collections, and than 70 new poems and his light verse.

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    1. A fun read by an author who will undoubtedly be remembered in posterity more for his novels than his poetry. But this collection includes one of the best poems ever written about human feces, "The Beautiful Bowel Movement". And as that poem can be found online, I will instead include Updike's poem, "Camera", here in this review of the best poems ever written about photography:CameraLet me gaze, gaze foreverinto that single, vaguely violet eye:my fingertips dilatethe veiled pupil circumscribedby [...]

    2. Mr. Updike, must you be good at everything? And must you make it look so easy? Okay, so this is a bit of a mixed bag, but I love the mix! I love the lyrical, the profound, and even the merely (?) clever. The latter is utterly charming.And on the hardcover edition there's a black and white portrait of you sipping tea from a tea cup. You're not fooling anyone, of course, you crusty old hound, but I've always had mad skillz when it comes to willing suspension of disbelief.

    3. Updike couldn't resist the urge to make a collection he had to know he would make immediately incomplete by his continuing output. So paves the way for a Final Collected poems, probably next year, after Knopf finishes with the 3 or 4 books he scheduled this year, just before he died. Anyway, it benefits by combining them thematically and if you cannot find his earlier collections, here you go.

    4. I don't recall much about this book, but I beleive I read it cover to cover. Just as - CS Lewis, the Little House books that my mom read me, and the BFG that my 4th grade teacher read to us - were the impetus for my love of literature, this book ignited my interest in poetry.

    5. A collection of poetry that is daring, experimental, thought-provoking, and evocative. As sublimely vulgar as it is underrated.

    6. I love this collection! I think I have read pretty much every poem in it but I often just snag it off the shelf and flip throuhat random. My absolute favorite is "Roman Portrait Busts".

    7. Forty years of poetry in one volume by an important writer and poet. An incredible collection of work! Love Updike's wit.

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