The World's Favourite Love Poems

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Pages: 192
Subject: Gift Books
Imprint: Oneworld

The World's Favourite Love Poems

The only truly global collection of love poetry, bringing together the most stunning and inspiring poems from all around the world
Hardback
9781851689828 (17 Jan 2013)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

In this delightful volume of love poetry, renowned literature professor Suheil Bushrui presents nearly two hundred cherished works from around the world and down through the ages.

Here, traditional classics from Shakespeare to Rossetti are thrown into new light beside the poetry of Eastern writers such as Ibn Arabi and Rumi, while little-known poems from the indigenous peoples of Africa, Australasia, and the Americas offer passages that are both moving and profound.

Exploring the many facets of love – desire, devotion, delirium, joy, and sorrow – this uniquely diverse collection reminds us of the bonds we all share through the universal experience of love. Without poetry love is wordless. “Stand still and I will read to thee” (Donne).

Additional Information

Subject Gift Books
Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Professor Suheil Bushrui is a distinguished author, poet, critic, and media personality, who has published critical studies on W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett. He is currently Director of the University of Maryland’s George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace, and has also served as Chairman of the International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature (ISAIL). Bushrui’s published work is extensive and includes the definitive biography of Gibran, entitled Kahlil Gibran: Man and Poet, which he co-authored with Joe Jenkins.