The Private Parts of Girls (Salt Modern Poets)

4.14 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781844715619: The Private Parts of Girls (Salt Modern Poets)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Private Parts of Girls follows Alice down the rabbit hole, Kassandra onto Agamemnon's boat, and Red Riding Hood into the forest: it conjures the most mysterious landscape of all, the mind of a girl - a girl who might be a dancer, a warrior-bride, a transatlantic traveller, the Messiah, sick of being compared to Sylvia Plath, airborne, born in space, or lost in a sunlit field, discovering love. From Battlestar Galactica to The Clash, the poems mix tart, smart pop culture goodies into the dreamspace of fairy tales, as they take us on a journey - hallucinatory with culture lag - through the mind and body of a modern girl. This is poetry for Buffy fans (and Twilight haters), for readers who grew up with Angela Chase's voice-over for their lives and Air's soundtrack for The Virgin Suicides on their iPods, for everyone who ever wondered if Beauty secretly was the Beast.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Sophie Mayer teaches creative writing at King's College, London. Her publications include Her Various Scalpels and The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love. She is a Commissioning Editor at Chroma and Contributing Editor at Hand + Star, and regular contributor to Horizon Review and Sight & Sound.

Review:

Sensual and vivid, exploded erotic imagery rewrites the love poem in new terms, reinvigorating our restrained and anecdotal poetic moment. -- Wayne Burrows Full of zest, variety and intellectual ambition. There is no such thing as a typical Mayer poem, diversity being her great strength. Dazzling. -- Jane Holland [Mayer's] non-sequiteurs arrest you by their very strangeness, then draw you into a sensory chain where they seem just... true. Brilliantly disconcerting. -- Luke Kennard

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book
List Price: US$ 30.25
US$ 7.07

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 2.64
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sophie Mayer
Published by -
ISBN 10: 1844715612 ISBN 13: 9781844715619
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description -. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The Private Parts of Girls (Salt Modern Poets) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9781844715619

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 7.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Sophie Mayer
Published by - -
ISBN 10: 1844715612 ISBN 13: 9781844715619
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bahamut Media
(Reading, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description - -. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 6545-9781844715619

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 7.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Sophie Mayer
Published by Salt Publishing (2011)
ISBN 10: 1844715612 ISBN 13: 9781844715619
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
MusicMagpie
(Stockport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Salt Publishing, 2011. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9781844715619

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 9.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.58
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Sophie Mayer
Published by Salt Publishing (2011)
ISBN 10: 1844715612 ISBN 13: 9781844715619
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Salt Publishing, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1844715612

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 24.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds