Nip in the Air

Nip in the Air Much Of The Originality Of John Betjeman As A Poet, Apart From The Unique Assonance Of His Haunting Verse Forms, Comes From The Sharp And Affectionate Gusto With Which He Introduces His Readers To The People And Places In A Poetic World He Has Made So Much His Own He Has Few Rivals In The Personal Harmonics He Draws From His Themes And From The Natural World As The Setting For Human Hopes And Achievements In All Their Odd, Humorous, And Poignant Trajectories

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  • Hardcover
  • 62 pages
  • Nip in the Air
  • John Betjeman
  • English
  • 09 March 2019
  • 9780719531743

10 thoughts on “Nip in the Air

  1. says:

    Doesn t inspire great passion, but easy to enjoy and admire.

  2. says:

    The title is a tip off Trite, though it is, and it is, A NIP IN THE AIR is a common phrase describing a common experience in a slightly poetic way What is a nip, after all, but a bite Air has no teeth to nip you, and so, a metaphor.It is easy to understand why Sir John was beloved in his time, for in this collection he writes about those trite and familiar British institutions, such as rail journeys, the church, attending funerals, the work place, and the countryside Trite subjects written of in unchallenging verse It is all very pleasant, how could be be otherwise, but there is little in this collection that takes readers to a deeper level of meaning or insight The institutions are not challenged or questioned, merely remembered, and pleasantly.That is true for the vast majority of the poems in this collection, which include some celebratory poems written after Sir John became poet laureate If the other poems dance on the cliff of trite, these latter poems fall over the edge They are truly terrible.

  3. says:

    Betjeman s reputation suffered, at least in Britain, because he was popular and in Britain poets can t be both popular and good It s a pity because there are probably people who would read him with pleasure who don t give themselves the chance Was he in the Auden Eliot class No, not quite but he was very good He appeared to write ordinary poems for ordinary people but, in fact, there was nothing ordinary about them at all.

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