A sparkling collection of poems about virtually every aspect of matrimony: courtships and weddings, adulteries and separations, domestic harmony, wedded bliss. Here are marriages made in many cultures and eras, delightfully evoked by poets ranging from Shakespeare to Omar Khayyám to D.H. Lawrence and Mona Van Duyn. From the rapturous infatuation of the Song of Songs to Ovid’s cynical advice on ‘The Art of Deceiving a Husband,’ no facet of the matrimonial state remains unexplored.
This book is part of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets series - that means it's rather lovely. It's a pocket clothbound volume with an elegant jacket, full cloth sewn binding, silk ribbon marker and headbands, gold stamping on front and spine and decorative endpapers. A gorgeous addition to your own library or a beautiful gift.
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm