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Poetry Please - The Nation's Best-Loved Poems written by Various Great Poets performed by Anton Lesser and Adjoa Andoh on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Poetry Please - The Nation's Best-Loved Poems written by Various Great Poets performed by Anton Lesser and Adjoa Andoh on Audio CD (Unabridged)£14.99

BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception. The BBC has looked back through its rich archive...

Francesco Petrarch - The Great Poets written by Francesco Petrarch performed by Anton Lesser on CD (Unabridged)

Francesco Petrarch - The Great Poets written by Francesco Petrarch performed by Anton Lesser on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781843793588
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Poetry
Duration:  61 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Francesco Petrarch
Narrator 1:  Anton Lesser

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A Genius Performance by Anton Lesser! This 14th-century Italian poet was a model for many who followed him. His passionate sonnets to Laura became the epitome for love poetry. Over some 40 years he wrote 366 sonnets to Laura, whom he probably never even spoke to, and they remain ...

... immediate and affecting even now. Called Rime Sparse (Scattered Rhymes), they influenced Chaucer and many others. This is an unusual addition to The Great Poets, but part of the intention of the series is to cover the major stepping stones of world poetry.

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