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The Poetry of Sex by Sophie Hannah
  

The Poetry of Sex

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Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand but - implicit, explicit, nuanced or starkly frank - sex itself has long been a staple subject for poets. This book offers a selection that ranges from ancient Rome to modern New York, from gay to straight, from marital bliss to furtive adultery.

If you like Sophie Hannah you might also like to read books by Helen Dunmore, Nicci French and Mark Burnell.

Synopsis

The Poetry of Sex by Sophie Hannah

'It's the way that you say I don't usually do this.' Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand but - implicit, explicit, nuanced or starkly frank - sex itself has long been a staple subject for poets. And little has changed over the centuries, from Ovid describing a summer afternoon of love-making to Rosemary Tonks telling the Story of a Hotel Room. Sophie Hannah's selection ranges from ancient Rome to modern New York, from gay to straight, from marital bliss to furtive adultery, but her principle has been to go low on the sugar and high on the excitement.

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'Sophie Hannah is among the best at comprehending in rhyming verse the indignity of having a body and the nobility of having a heart' Guardian

About the Author

Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is a best-selling, award-winning poet. Her latest collection, First of the Last Chances, was chosen for the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation promotion in June 2004. She regularly performs her poetry to live audiences nationwide and abroad, and recently won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. Sophie lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.

Click here to read an interview with Sophie Hannah about her new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders.

Click here to read an interview with Sophie Hannah about the story behind her novels A Game for all the Family and The Narrow Bed.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2015

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Sophie Hannah

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Poetry
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Poetry anthologies (various poets)
Sex & sexuality, sex manuals

ISBN

9780241962633

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