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The Elektra Poems

Alan Marshfield

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Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (80 pages)
(Pub. Sep 1982)
£5.95 £5.36
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  • Alan Marshfield’s first major collection brings together poems written over twenty years. As the title implies many of his poems relate, however obliquely, to an idea of the feminine. Male and female polarities set the imaginative field in which he explores tensions between the physical and the metaphysical. His meditations on death and history are especially powerful.

    Alan Marshfield was born in Portsmouth, England, in 1933. He studied English at King’s College, London and became a school teacher first in grammar schools, then in comprehensives. He lives in London. See: ... read more
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