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Collected Poems by John Betjeman
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Collected Poems

by John Betjeman

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Hard to not like Betjeman ( )
  Jennifertapir | May 17, 2009 |
The 14-page introduction by Lord Birkenhead is a thoughtful assessment of the complexity of a great British poet too readily dismissed as mildly pastoral, quasi-religious, or commercial and conservative. This collection is an excellent introduction to the wit, irony and compassion of his poetry, which can't help but resonate even more in a period of disdain for the values of community and connection with sustained culture and nature. ( )
  andreajorgensen | Oct 2, 2007 |
I've always liked the rhythm and pace of Betjeman's poems ever since we studied him at school all those decades ago. ( )
  johnthefireman | May 2, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0719536324, Paperback)

The poetic work of John Betjeman is known both for its range and its mastery of form. Released for the first time in paperback, this selection of his poetry has sold more than two million copies and was awarded the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize.

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COLLECTED POEMS made publishing history when it first appeared, and has now sold more than two million copies, to an ever-growing readership. This newly expanded edition includes Betjeman's verse autobiography, SUMMONED BY BELLS. With a new Introduction by Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, COLLECTED POEMS is the definitive Betjeman companion.… (more)

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