Why Poetry Matters

Kobo ebook | April 1, 2008

byParini, Jay

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Poetry doesn t matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book. But, undeterred, he commences a deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives. By the end of the book, Parini has recovered a truth often obscured by our clamorous culture: without poetry, we live only partially, not fully conscious of the possibilities that life affords. Poetry indeed matters.

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Poetry doesn t matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book. But, undeterred, he commences a deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives. By the end of the book, Parini has recovered a truth often obscured by our clamorous culture: without poetry,...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300144520

ISBN - 13:9780300144529

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