Making Love to Marilyn: From the Seduction to the End of the Affair in A Collection of Sensual Love Poems - Edited by Susan RobertsViking, 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
From the cover: “The late-night BBC radio series Making Love to Marilyn, on which this anthology is based, drew a tremendously enthusiastic response when it was first broadcast. The five programmes of poetry that charted all the nuances of love from the first seduction to the end of the affair clearly struck a great chord with listeners.
As the poignant course of love works its way through the book in five different sections all named after songs or films associated with Marilyn Monroe, the tone of the poems ranges from the frankly sensuous and erotic to the bitter and the contemplative — as well as the humorous, since love, after all, has its funny side.
Proving that love poetry, if not love itself, is eternal, there are poems here by Shakespeare, Sappho and Emily Dickinson as well as Carol Ann Duffy, Hugo Williams and John Berryman. Together in this delightful anthology, they provide a great deal of poetic pleasure, at the same time provoking reflection on the most profound of human emotions.”