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Selected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Stevie Smith was one of the few modern poets to reach a wide general audience. Bizarre, witty, sad, sometimes caustic, her poems impart a zest for life, and reveal her unique eye for the marvels of the ordinary and her deep sensibility to the paradoxical nature of all human emotions.
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published (first published October 26th 1978)
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Jan 04, 2014 Zanna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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An edited collection of Smith's poems, spanning a huge range of themes, moods and textures, including social commentary gentle and scathing, tributes to animals and protest at their maltreatment, explorations of tensions in religious faith and whimsical forays into myth and fairytale worlds

Smith's poems present to me a mix including pieces I am compelled to read out to my Mamma, and the incomprehensible or seeming trivial. I feel that she is a friend travelling with me, I love her tenderly and m
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Stevie Smith (20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971) was an English poet and novelist.

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