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Greetings: Selected Poems Hardcover – Dec 5 2005

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Dec 5 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0151009007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0151009008
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 14.6 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #418,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

HUGO CLAUS is the author of numerous plays, essays, books of poetry, and novels. He was awarded the Netherlands' most prestigious literary award for his poetry. He has also written, directed, and acted in many films and lives in Antwerp.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A study in passion! Dec 17 2005
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Format: Hardcover
Hugo Claus has been hailed as one of the most important voices in the contemporary Dutch language. Greetings: Selected Poems is Claus' first book to appear in English.

The selected poems are a varied lot. They cover everything from the two world wars, love, family life, animals and toy trains. My personal favorites are Bitter Tastes and Elephant.

Claus' poems evoke a wide range of emotions and awake different senses in the reader, depending on the subject matter, Some of his poems are irreverent, others disturbing, and a number are edgy and raw.

Those who are passionate about poetry and the written word--how words feel and sound--will enjoy the poems depth of emotion.

Armchair Interviews says: Greetings: Selected Poems is a study in passion.

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