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"I use the language I use to my friends. They wouldn't believe me if I used some high-flown literary language. I want them to believe me." -- Adrian Mitchell
Adrian Mitchell FRSL (24 October 1932 – 20 December 2008) was an English poet, novelist and playwright. A former journalist, he became a noted figure on the British anti-authoritarian Left. For almost half a century he was the foremost poet of the country's anti-Bomb movement. The critic Kenneth Tynan called him the British Mayakovsky.

Mitchell sought in his work to counteract the implications of his own assertion that, "Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people."

In a National Poetry Day poll in 2005 his poem "Human Beings" was voted the one most people would like to see launched into space. In 2002 he was nominated, semi-seriously, Britain's Shadow Poet Laureate. Mitchell was for some years poetry editor of the New Statesman, and was the first to publish an interview with The Beatles. His work for the Royal Shakespeare Company included Peter Brook's US and the English version of Peter Weiss's Marat/Sade.

Ever inspired by the example of his own favourite poet and precursor William Blake, about whom he wrote the acclaimed Tyger for the National Theatre, his often angry output swirled from anarchistic anti-war satire, through love poetry to, increasingly, stories and poems for children. He also wrote librettos. The Poetry Archive identified his creative yield as hugely prolific.

The Times said that Mitchell's had been a "forthright voice often laced with tenderness." His poems on such topics as nuclear war, Vietnam, prisons and racism had become "part of the folklore of the Left. His work was often read and sung at demonstrations and rallies."

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Total Books: 130
Pushkin's Boris Godunov
2013 - Pushkin's Boris Godunov (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849432559
ISBN-10: 1849432554
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Come On Everybody Poems 1953-2008
2013 - Come on Everybody Poems 1953-2008 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781852249465
ISBN-10: 1852249463
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Dampiers Monkey
2012 - Dampiers Monkey (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781862547599
ISBN-10: 1862547599
Genre: Travel

Just Adrian
2012 - Just Adrian [Oberon Masters Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781849430470
ISBN-10: 1849430470
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment

Shapeshifters Tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses
2010 - Shapeshifters Tales From Ovid's Metamorphoses (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781845075361
ISBN-10: 1845075366
Genre: Children's Books

Umpteen Pockets
2009 - Umpteen Pockets (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781408303634
ISBN-10: 1408303639

Tell me Lies Poems 2005-2008
2009 - Tell Me Lies Poems 2005-2008 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781852248437
ISBN-10: 1852248432
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Balloon Lagoon and the Magical Islands of Poetry
2009 - Balloon Lagoon and the Magical Islands of Poetry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408308066
ISBN-10: 1408308061

Daft as a Doughnut
2009 - Daft As a Doughnut (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781408308073
ISBN-10: 140830807X

The Kite
2005 - The Kite (Audio Cassette)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780864923998
ISBN-10: 0864923996
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Nobody Rides the Unicorn
2005 - Nobody Rides the Unicorn (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780439591034
ISBN-10: 0439591031
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

The Shadow Knows Poems 2000-2004
2004 - The Shadow Knows Poems 2000-2004 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781852246648
ISBN-10: 1852246642
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Adventures of Robin Hood and Marian
2004 - The Adventures of Robin Hood and Marian (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781843624349
ISBN-10: 1843624346
Genre: Children's Books

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
2002 - Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781840022568
ISBN-10: 1840022566
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Balloon Lagoon and the Magicv Islands of Poetry
2002 - Balloon Lagoon and the Magicv Islands of Poetry [Orchard collections] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841218564
ISBN-10: 1841218561

Zoo of Dreams
2001 - Zoo of Dreams [Pick Up a Poem] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781841218175
ISBN-10: 1841218170

A Poem a Day
2001 - A Poem a Day [New Voices in Irish Criticism Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781841217413
ISBN-10: 1841217417
Genre: Children's Books

Dk Young Classic Snow Queen
2000 - Dk Young Classic Snow Queen [Young DK classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780751328172
ISBN-10: 0751328170
Genre: Children's Books

Mammoth Sails Tonight
2000 - Mammoth Sails Tonight [Oberon Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781840021349
ISBN-10: 1840021349

Maudie and the Green Children
2000 - Maudie and the Green Children (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781896580340
ISBN-10: 1896580343
Genre: Children's Books

Die Irrfahrten des Odysseus
2000 - Die Irrfahrten Des Odysseus [Ab 10 J.] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783806747560
ISBN-10: 3806747563

2000 - Dk Classics the Odyssey [DK Classics] (Hardcover)
1998 - Plays with Songs [Modern Playwrights] (Paperback)
1997 - Balloon Lagoon [Poetry & Folk Tales] (Hardcover)Paperback
1992 - Strawberry Drums [Picture Book - Poetry Anthology] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1985 - Animal Farm Play [Young Drama] (Paperback)
1985 - The Baron Rides Out [The adventures of Baron Munchausen] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1975 - The Apeman Cometh [Cape poetry paperbacks] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1972 - The Bodyguard [PICADOR BOOKS] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1971 - Tyger (Hardcover)Hardcover
Poems [Cape poetry paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
Man Friday [PLAYSCRIPTS S] (Paperback)Paperback
The Short Stories of Henry Lawson [Horizon studies in literature] (Other)
Dancing in the Street [Poetry and Folk Tales] (Paperback)Hardcover
The Orchard Book of Poems [Poetry & folk tales] (Hardcover)Paperback