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This title is available for academic inspection (paperback only).
ISBN: 978 0 856464 25 6
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: November 2010
216 x 138 x 10 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Thom Gunn 1929–2004
We last met outside Charing Cross by chance,
Memory, including the tricks it plays, is this book’s overriding theme. The poems seek to revive happy, confusing, sad and celebratory times over more than half a century, from affairs in distant youth to the credit crunch. They recall friends now beyond known life, misinterpretations giving rise to comedy, epiphanies like a newborn calf or the shock of a painting, and hours dedicated to translation or literary experiments. The book, which also includes translations of some favourite modern poems, tries to come to terms with time itself.
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