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by Carol Ann Duffy

eBook Feminine Gospels download ISBN: 0330486438
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Ltd; First Edition, First Printing edition (September 1, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 65
ePub: 1353 kb
Fb2: 1687 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Poetry

In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions – and revisions – of female identity.

In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions – and revisions – of female identity. Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every aspect – as bodies and corpses, writers and workers, shoppers and slimmers, fairytale royals or girls-next-door

Carol Ann Duffy proves yet again to be an unparalleled poet with her new collection, Feminine Gospels.

Carol Ann Duffy proves yet again to be an unparalleled poet with her new collection, Feminine Gospels. the faint strings/ of the ol. These tall tales, however, subvert life rather than literature, running miles with myths that don't exist but should.

Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. She was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 2009. In 2011 The Bees won the Costa Poetry Award, and in 2012 she won the PEN Pinter Prize.

Feminine Gospels Tracklist. 1. The Long Queen Lyrics. The poems describe aspects of female identity, the differences between women and the similarities that unite them. Feminine Gospels Q&A.

Carol Ann Duffy is the first female Poet Laureate ever in the United Kingdom I am going to analyse "History" by Carol Ann Duffy from a metaphysical and reading for meaning standpoint. Brief Biography of Carol Ann Duffy.

Carol Ann Duffy is the first female Poet Laureate ever in the United Kingdom. Her collection, The Feminine Gospels is about to go on the national A Level syllabus for 2013. As The World's Wife collection takes a backseat, here is an analysis of the poem History - from the Feminine Gospels (2002). It is about the plight of an elderly woman as she nears death alone at home. I am going to analyse "History" by Carol Ann Duffy from a metaphysical and reading for meaning standpoint. Britain’s first female Poet Laureate appointed in 2009. The first in 300 years.

Feminine Gospels book. This is my first time reading Carol Ann Duffy and I am already in love with her play of words & lyric intensity, with her world of women, girls,/ spinsters and hags, matrons, wet nurses,/witches, widows, wives, mothers of all these, as we see from the opening poem, The Long Queen. In Beautiful, we meet a series of famous female fig/ Nobody Reading Women Challenge 2018.

Dame Carol Ann Duffy DBE FRSL HonFBA HonFRSE (born 23 December 1955) is a British poet and playwright. She is a professor of contemporary poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in May 2009, resigning in 2019. She was the first woman, the first Scottish-born poet, and the first LGBT poet to hold the position.

English Literature, Carol Ann Duffy, Feminine Gosples AMA! IAL EDEXCEL A2 Biology 2019 (Old Syllabus).

English Literature, Carol Ann Duffy, Feminine Gosples. English literature modern times. Context without Duffy: The Long Queen- British victory over Spanish fleet "creaking ships and was queen of more" - High mortality rate. The Map Woman- "watching the Beatles"- Set in the 60s and the influence of that decade AMA! IAL EDEXCEL A2 Biology 2019 (Old Syllabus).

Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director . A collection of 22 poems, Feminine Gospels can approximately be divided into: poems of sometimes comical feminine traits and archetypes, one long poem, and poems on women and metaphysical matters. The quality varies, but I believe the book gets better as it goes on.

In Feminine Gospels, Duffy draws on women's experience - both personal and historical - in poems which celebrate, elegize and eroticize the female condition. With themes of beauty, identity and the body, the book tells tall stories as though they were the gospel truth, and presents new myths as strange and powerful as the old.
Comments: (2)
Fegelv
Highly recommend this writer. Rapture is also a great work.
Keel
A collection of 22 poems, Feminine Gospels can approximately be divided into: poems of sometimes comical feminine traits and archetypes, one long poem, and poems on women and metaphysical matters. It's a wide breadth for such a small book, all written in Duffy's sometimes-playful, sometimes-rhyming, empathetic language. The quality varies, but I believe the book gets better as it goes on. The archetypal poems didn't appeal to me, but the long poem, The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High, is brilliant and justifies the entire collection, and the denser, metaphysical poems that follow are all beautiful. Recommended.

Whether the poems are intentionally divided, I couldn't say--but there seems to be a clear difference between the thirds of the book. The first third explores the lives of beautiful women from Helen of Troy to Marilyn Monroe, a woman who diets herself down to almost nothing, a woman who's subbed for dozens of historical men's roles, and other stories of female traits (shopper, dieter) and archetypes (virgin, crone). Many of these poems share an irreverent, humorous tone; many of them mesh reality with fantastical events in a way that much reminds me of Atwood's The Edible Woman. Personally, I don't identity with any of these feminine archetypes, and I'm not a fan of humor--and so these poems, however skilfully written, left little impression on me. That may be a personal complaint, and other readers may have a better response to this section.

The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High follows. 20 times longer than the other selections, it's the story of laughter which infects a British girl's school, and it's word-perfect: Duffy's unexpected rhymes are an ideal match to the story's laughter and joy, and her voice also lends well to the remarkably sensitive emotional impact that the laughter has on the teachers. Joyous, liberating, empathetic, this long poem is well-rounded and a complete success--it alone justifies picking up this collection. The final third is made up of poems on words, umbilical cords, death, and love--more poetic, more metaphysical topics. Duffy's style curls in on itself, rich and dense; poems may require two or three readings, but they reward that effort: each a quiet, complex, metaphysical study, these poems are thoughtful and beautiful. So while this collection was initially not to my liking, it improves as it goes on and is by the end a distinct success. With such a wide breadth, there should be a poem here for every reader, and Feminine Gospels is a good place to begin with Duffy's work--I was fairly new to her poetry, and found this collection varied, approachable, and a joy to read. I recommend it.