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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pantheon Books
Publication date March 29, 2005
Pages 247
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375420849
ISBN-10 0375420843
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $20.00
§As reported by publisher
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An iconoclastic intellectual and author of Sexual Personae celebrates the great poetry of the Western tradition as she looks at diverse works by poets ranging from Shakespeare and Dickinson to Plath, Hughes, and other unconventional poets. 50,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-three of the World’s Best Poems is destined to become a landmark. In it, America’s premier intellectual provocateur explores and celebrates a series of great poems of the Western tradition, including some surprising discoveries of her own. She brings new energy and insight to our understanding of poems we already know, such as masterpieces by Shakespeare, Donne, Shelley, Dickinson, Lowell, and Plath. She leads us to appreciate the artistry of writers with whom we may not be familiar, such as Chuck Wachtel and Wanda Coleman. And she hails the songwriter Joni Mitchell as a major contemporary poet.

Daring, erudite, entertaining, and infused throughout with Paglia’s inimitable style and passion, this beautifully written book––and the dazzling mind behind it––will entice readers to begin or renew a passionate engagement with poetry.

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9780375420849 | details & prices | 247 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Celebrates the great poetry of the Western tradition, looking at diverse works by poets ranging from Shakespeare and Dickinson to Plath, Hughes, and other unconventional poets.
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (January 24, 2006)
9780375725395 | details & prices | 242 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Celebrates the great poetry of the Western tradition, looking at diverse works by poets ranging from Shakespeare and Dickinson to Plath, Hughes, and other unconventional poets.

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