'Choosing Tough Words': The Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy

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Angelica Michelis, Antony Rowland
Manchester University Press, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 212 pages
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If the post of Poet Laureate was allocated on the basis of popularity, Carol Ann Duffy would have been the first woman to hold this prestigious post. Like Philip Larkin in his day, Duffy is both a poet respected by many academics and teachers, and widely read and enjoyed by children and adult readers of poetry. This is the first full-length collection of essays on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy, approaching and exploring her work from a variety of literary theoretical perspectives, including feminism, masculinity, national identity, and post-structuralism. This lively anthology situates Duffy's poems in relation to current debates about the state, value and social relevance of contemporary British poetry.

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Duffy Eliot and impersonality
Carol Ann Duffys Ovid
Love and masculinity in the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy
gender and national
patriarchy and philosophy in the poetry
gender as linguistic
Duffys differance
translation reflection and refraction
Carol Ann Duffys postmodern poetry
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Angelica Michelis is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Antony Rowland is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Salford.

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