This anthology is shaped not by literary chronology but by the timeless human drama it records: its five 'acts' move from speculation and COUP DE FOUDRE through the troubled endurings of love - its consummations, dangers, joys, perversions and abdications - to loneliness and memory. In addition, the poems are presented anonymously, so that Marvell's coy lady rubs cold shoulders unexpectedly with Gershwin's naughty baby; and complex psychological fictions are overthrown by squibs. John Fuller provides a provacative introduction to this uniquely expressive handbook of shared emotion.
“A sparkling production... This anthology has already provided hours of absorbing enjoyment”
Antonia Fraser, Sunday Times
“A very good collection, with a number of surprises”
Anthony Burgess, Observer
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Kate Saunders, Cosmopolitan