Ways of Life : On Places, Painters and Poets, Hardback

Ways of Life : On Places, Painters and Poets Hardback


Andrew Motion was appointed Poet Laureate in 1999, but alongside his work as a poet he also had a significant career as a prize-winning biographer and an illuminating critic. "Ways of Life" celebrates this talent with a selection of his articles about painters and poets, as well as a number of striking personal pieces.

The literary essays in "Ways of Life" look at a wide assortment of writers, from John Clare and Ivor Gurney, to marginal figures such as Leigh Hunt and Joseph Severn, and reassess the less well-known work of celebrated writers including John Donne, Christina Rossetti and Thomas Hardy. "Ways of Life" is an original, acute and emotionally-charged collection of writings, from a truly important and insightful writer.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780571223657



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