The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy

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In Carol Ann Duffy''s latest collection of poems, the stories of famous men - Midas, Darwin, Quasimodo, Pontious Pilate, King Kong - are presented from the perspective of the lesser-known wife.'
 

About Carol Ann Duffy

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Carol Ann Duffy has published four highly praised collections of poetry. Her last, "Mean Time", won the "Forward" Poetry Prize & the Whitbread Poetry Prize. She lives in Manchester, England.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Anvil Press Poetry. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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In one of the poems that translates best to the stage, Mrs Midas makes plans for the future when everything her husband touches turns to gold.

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It is the wives who have the first word and the last laugh – and the whole concept of male greatness – of heroism – is under siege.

Jan 24 2010 | Read Full Review of The World's Wife

Scotsman.com

The Kray sisters are feminists of the most unforgiving and violent kind while Myra Hindley – called the Devil’s Wife – shows how feminine ignorance and guile can make a devastating pact with evil.

Aug 13 2009 | Read Full Review of The World's Wife

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