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Dark of Day

Sally Purcell

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Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (48 pages)
(Pub. Jun 1996)
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  • Revewing Sally Purcell’s first collection of poems The Holly Queen (1971), Clive Wilmer spoke of ‘the ghostly music’ and ‘diamantine elegance’ of her poetry. These qualities are evident in this collection which continues to explore the mysteries of the quest through legendary and mythic material. Her sense of the numinous and the dramatic, and her intuitive grasp of folklore are matched by a rare lyric gift. ‘Miss Purcell is masterly in her handling of myth and ancient history’ wrote Elizabeth Jennings.

    Sally Purcell was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in 1944. She studied Mediaeval and Modern French at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and continued to live and work in Oxford (as typist, barmaid, researcher and, above all, writer) until her death in 1998. A specialist in mediaeval literature, she edited selections of George ... read more
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