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Takayasu's review of Carol Ann Duffy, The World's Wife


“I expected more”

Written on: 21/08/2013 by Takayasu (1 review written)

I enjoy poetry and not just traditional poetry, so am open-minded about the genre it is written in. But, I was disappointed with Carol Ann Duffy's 'The World's Wife'.
I thought it interesting how she had selected historical people or fairy tales or Biblical aspects. But, for me what Duffy has then done and how she has used them does not work. This may be controversial as poetry is according to the author - true. But, still to be successful surely the reader has to enjoy it, gain meaning from it etc. I personally found it really challenging to keep going with the book - in parts offensive and in other parts lacking meaning. Sorry - Carol Ann Duffy - but not convinced.

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