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From a Diary of Non-events
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ISBN: 978 0 856463 43 3
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: November 2002
218 x 139 x 6 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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From a Diary of Non-Events captures a year in the life of Michael Hamburger, from December 2000 to November 2001, observing changes in the natural world alongside the preoccupations and ruminations of the poet in and around his home in a Suffolk village. Occasionally intruding upon these ‘non-events’ are the larger concerns of the outside world. Hamburger’s skill in synthesising the two strands results in a compelling narrative in which, as in all great sequences, the whole strikes us as more than the sum of its parts.
Praise for Michael Hamburger 'O'Driscoll manages to get the reader as close to Hamburger as possible in one book. It feels very much like spending a week at your grandfather's house - getting to listen to all his stories, roaming through cupboards, reading the works hidden inside.'
Dominik Szczepaniak, DURA
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