Talking to the sun: An illustrated anthology of poems for young people

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Poems from various time periods and many countries are organized by theme and illustrated with reproductions of art works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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The fortunate explorer of this magnificent volume will be enriched by new perspectives on the everlasting foundations on which artists build, in words and pictures. With exquisite care, Koch and Farrell chose paintings and creations in other media from the Metropolitan Museum's extensive exhibits to illustrate poems about love in its many forms; about nature, animals, magic; songs celebrating nonsense and surprisesthe small and big things in life. Reproduced in full color, the pictures evoke the cultures of ancient Egypt, Asia, Africa and Europe. There are great creations by Manet, Monet, Matisse, Fragonard, Picasso, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and many more modern geniuses. Among the immortal poets represented are Yeats, Shelley, Roethke, William Blake, Rilke, Pablo Neruda, Edward Lear, Millay, Li Po, Marlowe, Shakespeare . . . the book is a veritable Who's Who of contributors to civilization.
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From School Library Journal:

Grade 5 Up The ingredients for a wonderful collection are here: the poems selected are strong and true and are accompanied by gorgeous photographs of treasures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The reproductions are of exceptional quality and are printed on heavy, glossy paper. Instead of inspiring, however, the book overwhelms. Each page in the ten sections is crammed with several poems, photos of artwork, information about the artwork, information about the poet and often an "explanation" of the poem that reduces it to its most simplistic level, robbing it of its mystery and richness. Lear's "The Owl and the Pussy-cat," for example, is followed by the sentence "A silly-seeming poem can inspire a serious feeling, like the desire to sail far, far away." This emperor of a book is overblown and has no clothes. Kathleen D. Whalin, New Canaan Library, Conn.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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