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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.

Reviews

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

The perfect gift for lovers

Kate Saunders, Cosmopolitan

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  • The Vintage Book Of Love Poetry
    John Fuller

    Paperback

    9780099730217

    December 6, 1996

    Vintage

    374 pages

    RRP $27.95

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