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Pipe and Pouch: The Smoker's Own Book of Poetry - A poetic journey through tobacco culture and literary smoking - cover

Pipe and Pouch: The Smoker's Own Book of Poetry - A poetic journey through tobacco culture and literary smoking

Charles Lamb, Henry Fielding, William Cowper, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Rudyard Kipling, James Russell Lowell, Charles Baudelaire, Lord Byron, Henry S. Leigh, Robert Ayton

Publisher: Good Press

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Pipe and Pouch: The Smokers Own Book of Poetry is a curated anthology that explores the intricate relationship between the art of smoking and the muse of poetry, encapsulating an array of literary styles ranging from the romantic to the satirical. This collection presents an unparalleled opportunity to witness the symbiosis between the personal act of smoking and the universal quest for poetic expression. Highlighted within this anthology are pieces that uniquely convey the serene contemplation and the hedonistic pleasures associated with tobacco use, carefully selected to cater to a diverse palate of literary tastes. The contributing authors, including such luminaries as Charles Lamb, Henry Fielding, and Lord Byron, among others, bring with them not only their distinct voices but also their varied historical and cultural backgrounds. These authors, from different epochs and locales, collectively embody the thematic diversity of the collection. Whether through the lens of romantics reverie or the pragmatism of realists, these poets carve a niche in the understanding of smoking as both a personal and shared cultural experience. Pipe and Pouch is highly recommended for readers seeking to explore the confluence of smoking culture with poetic expression through the ages. This anthology offers a fascinating insight into how a seemingly simple habit has inspired a complex tapestry of literary works, influencing generations of poets to meditate on themes of solace, sociability, and introspection. The book is a testament to the enduring power of poetry to capture the essence of human habits and inclinations, offering readers a rich blend of perspectives on a common theme.
Available since: 08/12/2023.
Print length: 78 pages.

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