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Ruth Sophia Padel, (, )) FRSL (born 1946) is a British poet and author, a novelist and former academic noted for her nature writing in several genres, described by The Daily Telegraph as "a poet and scholar with a beautifully patient understanding, reminiscent of Ted Hughes, of how the natural world invests itself in our experience", Padel is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and Zoological Society of London and an honorary member of the UK Poetry Society, of which she was Chair, 2004-6. She has published seven volumes of poetry and three influential books on reading contemporary poetry. Fellow of Royal Society of Literature and Zoological Society of London, she wrote a PhD on Greek tragedy at Oxford University and taught Greek at Oxford, Cambridge and Birkbeck College, London before becoming a freelance writer.She wrote two books for Princeton University Press on ideas of the mind in ancient Greece, won the 1996 National Poetry Competition and came to public prominence writing a popular poetry column in London's Independent on Sunday of close readings of contemporary poems, developed in her books 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem and The Poem and the Journey. Padel's non-fiction includes 'I'm A Man: Sex, Gods and Rock 'n' Roll', arguing that mythic connections in rock music between male sexuality, anxiety and aggression derive from ancient Greece, and an Asian travel-memoir which is also an able account of modern tiger conservation. The University of Oxford elected her its first woman Professor of Poetry in 2009 but she resigned after allegations of her involvement in a smear campaign against poet Derek Walcott in quarters of the British press, in a series of events attributed by American commentators to a gender war, by others to misogyny, and by London's The Observer newspaper to ‘toxicity of the metropolitan media’. In 2010 she published a debut novel 'Where the Serpent Lives' noted for its treatment of wildlife and a poem on genetics for a choral composition by composer Michael Zev Gordon, premiered July 2010 at the Cheltenham Music Festival and Royal Society of Medicine, with discussion between Padel and Zev Gordon. In May 2010 at Norwich Cathedral she debated poetry and prayer with Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Total Books: 35
Tidings A Christmas Ballad
2016 - Tidings a Christmas Ballad (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781784741068
ISBN-10: 178474106X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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On Migration Dangerous Journeys and the Living World
Darwin A Life in Poems
2012 - Darwin a Life in Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375711923
ISBN-10: 0375711929
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Mara Crossing
2012 - The Mara Crossing (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701185558
ISBN-10: 0701185554
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Where the Serpent Lives
2011 - Where the Serpent Lives (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780349122328
ISBN-10: 0349122326
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Sir Walter Ralegh
2010 - Sir Walter Ralegh [Poet to Poet] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571238040
ISBN-10: 0571238041
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Silent Letters of the Alphabet
2010 - Silent Letters of the Alphabet [Newcastle/Bloodaxe Poetry] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781852248277
ISBN-10: 1852248270
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Untitled Novel by Ruth Padel
2010 - Untitled Novel By Ruth Padel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780349119922
ISBN-10: 0349119929
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A quien los dioses destruyen Elementos de la locura griega y tragica
2009 - A Quien Los Dioses Destruyen Elementos De La Locura Griega Y Tragica [Ensayo Sexto Piso - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496867406
ISBN-10: 8496867404
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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A quien los dioses destruyen/ Whom Gods Destroy Elementos de la locura griega y tragica/ Elements of Greek and Tragic Madness
The Poem and the Journey 60 Poems for the Journey of Life
2008 - The Poem and the Journey 60 Poems for the Journey of Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099492948
ISBN-10: 0099492946
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Tigers In Red Weather A Quest for the Last Wild Tigers
2006 - Tigers in Red Weather a Quest for the Last Wild Tigers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780802715449
ISBN-10: 0802715443
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Machinery of Grace A Tribute to Michael Donaghy
2005 - Machinery of Grace a Tribute to Michael Donaghy [1954-2004] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781900771474
ISBN-10: 1900771470
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Tigers in Red Weather
2005 - Tigers in Red Weather (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780316726009
ISBN-10: 0316726001
Genres: Travel, Science & Math
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The Soho Leopard
2004 - The Soho Leopard (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780701176211
ISBN-10: 0701176210
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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52 Ways of Looking at a Poem  A Poem for Every Week of the Year
2004 - 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem a Poem for Every Week of the Year (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099429159
ISBN-10: 0099429152
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Autograph Man
2003 - The Autograph Man (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780140276343
ISBN-10: 0140276343
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Voodoo Shop
2002 - Voodoo Shop (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780701173012
ISBN-10: 0701173017
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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I'm a Man Sex Gods and Rock 'n' Roll
2000 - I'm a Man Sex Gods and Rock 'n' Roll (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571175994
ISBN-10: 0571175996
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Rembrandt Would Have Loved You
1998 - Rembrandt Would Have Loved You [Chatto Poetry] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780701167158
ISBN-10: 0701167157
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Fusewire
1996 - Fusewire [Chatto Poetry] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780701163792
ISBN-10: 0701163798
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1993 - Angel (Paperback)