Selected Poems

Selected Poems

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Paperback (01 Jun 2006) | English

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Synopsis

A selection of Linton Kwesi Johnson's best poems over three decades. Ranging from protests against police brutality to eulogies for departed friends and playful celebrations of urban life, Johnson's use of Jamaican dialect to tackle distinctly British subjects contributed to a revolution in the notion of literary English. This Selected Poems charts the unique literary talent of one of Britain's most influential poets and social critics.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141025018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 821.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 9539
Number of pages: xiv, 109
Weight: 98g
Height: 211mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 11mm