BOOK REVIEW / Paperbacks: The Chatto Book of Love Poetry - ed John Fuller, pounds 8.99

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An anthology for the better end of the Valentine's Day market: from Marvell and Donne to Graves, Gershwin and Cole Porter. The book is arranged by love's chronology, not Eng Lit's - from lonely pining through flirting and wooing ('Come live with mee and bee my love'), to consummation ('I was lowering my body onto yours / When . . .'), separation and despair. To make the point that love is the great, universal-but-anonymous emotion, authors' names do not appear alongside the poems, but only at the back. As the editor says, 'a prompt- book of emotional understanding, corroboration and provocation'.

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