9781471134906

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

100 Men on the Words That Move Them

Holden, Holden


Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781471134906
Published: May 2015

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In this fascinating anthology, one hundred men - distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theatre and human rights - confess to being moved to tears by poems that haunt them. Representing 20 nationalities and ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 80s, the majority are public figures not prone to crying. Here they admit to breaking down when ambushed by great art, often in words as powerful as the poems themselves.

75 per cent of the selected poems were written in the 20th century, with more than a dozen by women. Their themes range from love in its many guises, through mortality and loss, to the beauty and variety of nature. Three men have suffered the pain of losing a child; others are moved to tears by the exquisite way a poet captures, in Alexander Pope's famous phrase, 'what oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd'.

From J.J Abrams to John le Carre, Salman Rushdie to Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Radcliffe to Nick Cave, Ian McEwan to Stephen Fry, Stanley Tucci to Colin Firth, and Seamus Heaney to Christopher Hitchens, this collection delivers private insight into the souls of men whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world.

Details
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • ISBN13: 9781471134906
  • Published: May 2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Width (mm): 130
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): Not specified

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