Rembrandt Would Have Loved You

by Ruth Padel

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Rembrandt Would Have Loved You | 9780701167158 | Ruth Padel

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ISBN:9780701167158

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:02/04/1998 by Vintage Publishing

Description

Ruth Padel’s passionate new collection is a woman’s eye view of a love affair, with darker undercurrents of mortality and loss. Shifting between vulnerability and guilt, innocence and doubt, tenderness and frustration, teasing reproach and the exaltation of deep love and sexual happiness, Padel’s extraordinarily bold and intimate book explores the complexity of emotions that go with falling in love.

Wonderfully versatile in tone, it blends the lyrical and the colloquial, formality and wit, myth and the Spice Girls. It includes the poem that won the 1996 National Poetry Competition ‘Icicles round a tree in Dumfriesshire’.