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The Poets' Wives

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Three women, each destined to play the role of a poet's wife: Catherine Blake, the wife of William Blake - a poet, painter and engraver who struggles for recognition in a society that dismisses him as a madman; Nadezhda Mandelstam, wife of Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, whose poetry costs him his life under Stalin's terror; and the wife of a fictional contemporary Irish poet, who looks back on her marriage during the days after her husband's death as she seeks to fulfil his final wish. Set across continents and centuries, and in very different circumstances, these three women confront the contradictions between art and life, contemplate their emotional and physical sacrifices for another's creativity, and struggle with infidelities that involve not only the flesh, but ultimately poetry itself.

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Author(s):
Park, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
197 x 128
Edition:
2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1408846365
ISBN-13:
9781408846360
Number of pages:
297
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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Three women, each destined to play the role of a poet's wife: Catherine Blake, the wife of William Blake - a poet, painter and engraver who struggles for recognition in a society that dismisses him as a madman; Nadezhda Mandelstam, wife of Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, whose poetry costs him his life under Stalin's terror; and the wife of a fictional contemporary Irish poet, who looks back on her marriage during the days after her husband's death as she seeks to fulfil his final wish. Set across continents and centuries, and in very different circumstances, these three women confront the contradictions between art and life, contemplate their emotional and physical sacrifices for another's creativity, and struggle with infidelities that involve not only the flesh, but ultimately poetry itself.

Author(s):
Park, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
197 x 128
Edition:
2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1408846365
ISBN-13:
9781408846360
Number of pages:
297
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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