The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems

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Bloomsbury, 2004 - Poetry - 192 pages
17 Reviews

If Michael Ondaatje's novels have the compression and power of poetry, his poems read like narratives that have been pared down to their essence. The poems that have been brought together in this electrifying volume are stylish yet endlessly surprising explorations of friendship and passion, family history and personal mythology. Spanning twenty-seven years and representing the best poems from Ondaatje's hard-to-find earlier collections, The Cinnamon Peeleris a masterpiece of intelligence, wit and an exultant love of language.

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User Review  - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing

The Cinnamon Peeler is a book of poems by Michael Ondaatje, covering a nearly 30-year period of his writing career. The poems contained here are largely pulled from two earlier collections, There’s a ... Read full review

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

For years, I've adored Ondaatje's fiction, and enjoyed his poetry, albeit to a lesser extent. I've thought, repeatedly, that Ondaatje's fiction is remarkable for his poetic thought and language, while ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka and lives in Toronto. The English Patient won the Booker Prize in 1992 and was made into an Oscar-winning film directed by Anthony Minghella.

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