silviacolasanti.it
» » Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (Faber Pocket Poetry)

Download Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (Faber Pocket Poetry) fb2, epub

by Wendy Cope

Download Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (Faber Pocket Poetry) fb2, epub

ISBN: 0571202500
Author: Wendy Cope
Language: English
Publisher: FABER AND FABER; New Ed edition (1999)
Pages: 80
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 751
Size Fb2: 1540 kb
Size ePub: 1164 kb
Size Djvu: 1305 kb
Other formats: docx rtf doc txt


Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent. After university she worked for fifteen years as a primary-school teacher in London. Her first collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, was published in 1986.

Wendy Cope was born in Erith, Kent. In 1987 she received a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and in 1995 the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude Award for light verse. Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006 was published in 2008.

Start by marking Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis as Want to Read . Wendy Cope was one of those poets, though the poems that make up Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis were entirely new to me.

Start by marking Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The best thing about this book is the title! What it has to do with Kingsley Amis or cocoa, I have no idea; perhaps it’s an in-joke. In fact this whole book seems like an in-joke for English literature graduates and teachers or poetry buffs; if I’d been one, this would have been more my cup of tea, or indeed cocoa.

Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers & Technology Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Radio Programs. London ; Boston : Faber and Faber. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Librivox Free Audiobook. Spirituality & Religion Podcasts.

Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis Serious Concerns. Wendy Cope, OBE (born 21 July 1945) is a contemporary English poet. Cholmondeley Award 1987. She read history at St Hilda's College, Oxford. Despite her slight output, her books have sold well and she has attracted a popular following with her lighthearted, often comical poetry, as well as achieving literary credibility winning two awards and making an award shortlist over a fourteen-year period. She has a keen eye for the everyday, mundane aspects of English life, especially the desires, frustrations, hopes, confusions and emotions.

Wendy Cope is one of the most acclaimed living comic poets writing in English. One of the most fun things about Wendy Cope’s poetry is her fondness for parody, and she is particularly adept at sending up the ‘bad poet’

Wendy Cope is one of the most acclaimed living comic poets writing in English. Since her first collection appeared in 1986, she has published a handful of popular volumes of comic verse, though she can also write ‘straight’ poetry very successfully too (as the last poem in this list testifies). Below are ten of Wendy Cope’s finest poems. One of the most fun things about Wendy Cope’s poetry is her fondness for parody, and she is particularly adept at sending up the ‘bad poet’. She even created a fictional bad poet, Jason Strugnell, who borrows from every major poet he can but has delusions of grandeur, poor fellow.

These poems by Wendy Cope include parodies by Jason Strugnell of Radio 3's Shall I Call Thee Bard? . And the third section is entirely devoted to the title of the book: Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis: It was a dream I had last week And some kind of record seemed vital

These poems by Wendy Cope include parodies by Jason Strugnell of Radio 3's Shall I Call Thee Bard? . And the third section is entirely devoted to the title of the book: Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis: It was a dream I had last week And some kind of record seemed vital. I knew it wouldn't be much of a poem But I love the title. That's the third and final section in its entirety. Country of Publication. Literature, Poetry & Criticism.

Scroll down to see how Wendy Cope has annotated this copy of her collection. The annotations are in text format at the bottom of the page.

Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis' is Wendy Cope's debut poetry collection. In the latest in our series of Poetry Book Clubs, Wendy Cope looks back on her 1986 collection ‘Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis’ (Faber)

Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis' is Wendy Cope's debut poetry collection. The book was a bestseller when it was first published in 1986. Presenter: Ian McMillan Producer: Faith Lawrence. In the latest in our series of Poetry Book Clubs, Wendy Cope looks back on her 1986 collection ‘Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis’ (Faber). Wendy’s first collection, the book was critically acclaimed and reached the bestseller lists. She has since become one of the nation’s best-loved poets. Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies.

Page edges tanned, owner's inscription. Shipped from the U.K. All orders received before 3pm sent that weekday.

Comments:

Vijora
"Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis" rules the world! Wendy Cope can write a line as plain vanilla as "I haven't finished yet" and put it in a context that makes me fairly weep for joy. She can entitle a poem "Giving Up Smoking" and turn the thing into a boss love poem. She can synopsize "The Waste Land" in limericks in such a sterling way as to get me thinking that durn near the whole point of "The Wasteland" was to make possible, better than half a century later, Cope's synopsis. And then, having delighted me no end with light verse, she can up and compose "3 a.m.", compelling me to write bunches of friends and ask them to flesh out the narrative implied in that sad, sad poem, just so's I can see what all narrative shapes Wendy's sad can take in my friends' heads and hearts. I wish I'd gotten to Wendy Cope earlier. I'm durn glad I got to her at last.
Kardana
a lovely poet
Zyniam
Wendy Cope is generally recognised as the greatest parodist of recent decades. "Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis" has three sections to it: the first has random snide poems, including ones obviously done for competitions along the line of "rewrite a nursery rhyme in the style of Wordsworth" or "... of TS Eliot", as well as such glorious items as a reduction of the five sections of "The Waste Land" to five limericks, the fifth being:
No water. Dry rocks and dry throats,
Then thunder, a shower of quotes
From the Sanskrit and Dante.
Da. Damyata. Shantih.
I hope you'll make sense of the notes.

The second section is devoted to poetry written by her creation, the poet Strugnell, all his poems being parodies of other poets. The most wonderful of these is "God and the Jolly Bored Bog-Mouse - Strugnell's entry for (the competition) judged by Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney and Charles Causley". The poem has four 4-line stanzas, and makes complete sense as a poem; yet each stanza parodies the four judges in successive lines:
God tried to teach Mouse how to sing.
"Piss off! I'm not the sort."
Mouse squelched away across the bog.
"it's jolly cold," he thought.

And the third section is entirely devoted to the title of the book: Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis:
It was a dream I had last week
And some kind of record seemed vital.
I knew it wouldn't be much of a poem
But I love the title.

That's the third and final section in its entirety. Yup, if you read Wendy Cope, prepare to be teased.
skyjettttt
"Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis" is a dream book of poetry. So many of these poems just naturally slap a grin on your lips. Curiously, the title poem did come from a dream and it's the last one, four lines long; it's the only poem in the third part of this collection.

This collection is basically divided into just two parts. The first is pure pun, satire, and fun. (Some of the best ones from the first part are beautifully performed by K J Lermontov on YouTube.) The second is more adulterated -- intellectual -- though there are plenty of puns, satires, and fun, too. The second part is a series of poems invented by Mr. Strugnell, an older male poet invented by Wendy Cope.

One of the best in the series is sonnet "(vii)":

Indeed 'tis true. I travel here and there
On British rail a lot. I've often said
That if you haven't got a first-class fare
You really need a book of verse instead.
Then, should you find that all the seats are taken,
Brandish your Edward Thomas, Yeats or Pound.
Your fellow-passengers, severely shaken,
Will almost all be loath to stick around.
Recent research in railway sociology
Shows it's best to read the stuff aloud:
A few choice bits from Motion's new anthology
And you'll be lonelier than any cloud
This strategem's a godsend to recluses
And demonstrates that poetry has its uses.
Fordregelv
While I am not always a fan of a) light-verse, b) parody's of formal poetry, and c) British grumpiness, Cope mixes them all so seamlessly that one can't help but be charmed. The send-up of Eliot and Wordsworth made me almost choke with laughter--the wasteland condensed to limmericks?--and the alter ego of Strugnell (who seems a mix of Cope herself and Philip Larkin, also famously formal and grumpy) is fascinating.
Lightwind
Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis is a great collection of poems. Cope offers the perfect blend of humour and poignancy. I laughed a lot as I read through the poems and also felt moved to tears at times. It takes a special kind of talent to write poems that can tap into a range of emotions. I bought Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis years ago but never got round to reading it. I’m so glad I did. My favourite poems are Strugnell in Liverpool, Reading Scheme, Waste Land Limericks, Lonely Hearts, At 3am and Giving Up Smoking.

I’d highly recommend Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis.
Pedora
we don't get to see as much of wendy cope in the u.s. as i had hoped, so i ordered a couple of her books from amazon uk. the few poems i had come across of wendy cope's have been great poems. her touch of humor is excellent in those poems. but the poems in this collection are less than stellar. much of the time the rhymes are predictable and uninteresting. her repetition of styles and themes gets old (god knows she must love the villanelle). in this collection her nursery rhyme imitations are phenomena. i can just see wordsworth and eliot writing those. her strength seems to be in mimicry, which she didn't do much of here. i don't know, maybe the poems i like so much came from serious concerns. if you want to read someone who is a better formal poet, and has what is probably the greatest wit of any living poet, check out R.S. Gwynn's selected poems: No Word of Farewell. it's well worth it.

Related to Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (Faber Pocket Poetry)

Download The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman fb2, epub

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman fb2 epub

Author: J P DONLEAVY
Category: Contemporary
ISBN: 0140049002
Download Killing The Shadows fb2, epub

Killing The Shadows fb2 epub

Author: Val McDermid
Category: Mystery
ISBN: 0007217153
Download West Indian Novel and Its Background fb2, epub

West Indian Novel and Its Background fb2 epub

Author: Kenneth Ramchand
ISBN: 0571101399
Download Rex fb2, epub

Rex fb2 epub

Author: Joyce Stranger
ISBN: 055210311X
Download Hamewith: Complete Poems fb2, epub

Hamewith: Complete Poems fb2 epub

Author: Nan Shepherd,Charles Murray
Category: Poetry
ISBN: 0080245226
Download One for the Money fb2, epub

One for the Money fb2 epub

Author: Carol. Clewlow
Category: Contemporary
ISBN: 0140169849
Download 1914-18 in Poetry: An Anthology fb2, epub

1914-18 in Poetry: An Anthology fb2 epub

Author: E.L. Black
Category: Education & Reference
ISBN: 0340124210
Download The Immortals fb2, epub

The Immortals fb2 epub

Author: Amit Chaudhuri
ISBN: 0330455818
Download A Little Stranger fb2, epub

A Little Stranger fb2 epub

Author: Kate Pullinger
Category: Contemporary
ISBN: 1852429143