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To honor both World Book Night (Apr. 23) and National Poetry Month, I’ve paired some novels with poetry collections. I’ve linked to specific catalog records: any edition of these books will do, though.
The novel’s characters explore the identity of Shakespeare’s dark lady. Even if this pairing is obvious, why ignore such a suitable match?
The novel features a poet character, Gringoire. The collection includes a poem entitled “La fonction du poète” (the function of the poet). Thus Hugo used two genres to reflect on the poet’s role.
Carryl wrote light verse at the start of the 20th century. Fforde also lampoons nursery rhymes and even shares Carryl’s love of puns.
The inspiration for this post comes from a review by Barbara Hoffert. Enjoy your favorite reading–poetic or otherwise!
*The English translation of the title is my own.