The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems

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Bloomsbury, 2004 - Poetry - 192 pages
30 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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Review: The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems

User Review  - Isla McKetta - Goodreads

Although I liked the first half better than the second, I still can't give this book fewer than five stars. I love the way Ondaatje plays with language and his imagery is unequaled! Learned so much... Read full review

Review: The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems

User Review  - Goodreads

Some really good poems, evoking scenes, memories of other peoples lives. Collected over 25 years, it's a best of collection, and there's some really good stuff in there. The titular poem is very sensual. 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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