Duffy Interpretations

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Peter Forbes
"the poet of the multicultural noughties"
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Peter Forbes
"She is, of course, in many ways Larkin's antithesis"
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Carol Ann Duffy
"As anyone who has the slightest knowledge of my work knows, I have little in common with Larkin... unlike him I laugh, nay, sneer, in the face of death"
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Eavan Boland
"one of the freshest and bravest talents to emerge in British poetry... for years"
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Eavan Boland
"taking the Larkinesque tone that was so scrubbed with lyric pessimism and re-inscribing it on the life of a contemporary woman poet"
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Peter Cash
"Duffy presents both herself... and her personae... as disappointed figures in need of comfort in a dark and potentially comfortless world"
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Peter Cash
"Duffy owes both her stature as a modern poet and her deserved popularity to her repeatedly tender treatment of the theme of loss"
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Peter Cash
"Behind her... poems seems to lie a conviction that human life promises little and delivers less"
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Peter Cash
"an apt acknowledgement that the shortening of the day is a metaphor for the shortening...of her life itself"
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"She is, of course, in many ways Larkin's antithesis"

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Peter Forbes

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"As anyone who has the slightest knowledge of my work knows, I have little in common with Larkin... unlike him I laugh, nay, sneer, in the face of death"

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"one of the freshest and bravest talents to emerge in British poetry... for years"

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"taking the Larkinesque tone that was so scrubbed with lyric pessimism and re-inscribing it on the life of a contemporary woman poet"

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