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Extraordinarily funny, with the fresh eye of a visitor from another world, Stevie Smith is a poet to savor. Wielding a throwaway wit and the strangest irony,Stevie Smith was deeply read in the classics and yet sprinkled her poetry with delightful doodles. Her poems are often very dark; her characters are perpetually saying “goodbye” to their friends or welcoming death. At the same time her work has an eerie levity. Countless are her witty ways. The title of her first collection says it perfectly: A Good Time Was Had by All.

I longed for companionship rather,
But my companions I always wished farther.
And now in the desolate night
I think only of people I should like to bite. 

Synopsis:

The most delightful of English poets — mordantly amusing and fresh as a sassy cat

About the Author

London poet Stevie Smith (1902-1971) — "I was much too far out all my life / And not waving but drowning" — wrote three novels (including Novel on Yellow Paper) and nine volumes of poetry. "Stevie Smith often uses the word 'peculiar' and it is the best word to describe her effects" (Hermione Lee).

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ISBN:
9780811221948
Author:
Smith, Stevie
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
20.32 x 12.7 mm

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