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A remarkable series of audiobooks, featuring distinguished twentieth-century American poets reading from their own work. A first in audiobook publishing--a series that uses the written word to enhance the listening experience--poetry to be read as well as heard. Each audiobook includes rare archival recordings and a book with the text of the poetry, a bibliograohy, and commentary by J. D. McClatchy, the poet and critic, who is the editor of The Yale Review.
"To hear a poem spoken in the voice of the person who wrote it is not only to witness the rising of words off the page and into the air, but to experience an aural reenactment of exactly what the poet must have heard, if only internally, during the act of composition. THE VOICE OF THE POET recordings deliver these pleasures as they broadcast the pitch and timbre of many of the major voices in twentieth-century poetry."--Billy Collins, U.S,. Poet Lauerate.
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Complete with full text, original recordings, and pictures of the artists, this offering is a multimedia delight. Three of the world's cleverest poets. Three voices, each giving a rare glimpse of genius on the hoof. Did you know that Ogden Nash had an upper-class drawl? Who would have guessed that Dorothy Parker, wicked and irreverent, might have passed on the phone as the headmistress of an exclusive girl's school? Three brief but pithy biographies are bound in a booklet with pictures of the artists and facsimiles of their signatures. I fell in love with Phyllis McGinley. Her best efforts are not just deeply funny but also radically true. This woman wrote the first book of light verse ever to win the Pulitzer Prize. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Random House Audio Voices, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M055375663X
Book Description Random House Audio Voices, 2003. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11055375663X