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"There are few glimpses of the cold, wounded observations that marked the poet’s first books, more than a quarter-century ago — the canny social malaise, the slightly bitter tone, the whiff of misery, the suspicion of what the world offers, all reminiscent of Larkin without being slavishly indebted. These have been replaced by knee-jerk politics, third-rate knockoffs of folk tales and a vision of England where Sunday cricketers still gather on village greens and bell-ringers yank the ropes in the local church. Duffy is pure Labour in her politics (old Labour, that is), but cheerfully Tory in her postcard views." William Logan on Carol Ann Duffy • NYT


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