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Collected Poems 1935-1992 (2e)
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ISBN: 978 1 847772 08 4
Categories: 20th Century, War writings
Published: September 2012
216 x 135 x 17 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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And we too have our bitterness and pity that engage
Blood, spirit, in this war. But night begins,
Night of the mind: who nowadays is conscious of our sins?
Though every human deed concerns our blood,
And even we must know, what nobody has understood,
That some great love is over all we do,
And that is what has driven us to this fury...
from ‘Soldiers Bathing’
F.T. Prince’s Collected Poems 1935-1992 incorporates all the work that he wished to preserve, from his earliest published poems to late, uncollected pieces. Prince has become best known for his wartime poem ‘Soldiers Bathing’, a meditation on violence and redemption. Collected Poems reveals the riches of a lifetime’s work. His poetry combines a deep affinity with European humanist traditions and a modernist rigour: here is one of the essential twentieth-century writers.
An Epistle to a Patron
To a Man on his Horse
In the Wood
The Tears of a Muse in America
The Wind in the Tree
On a Cold Night
Words from Edmund Burke
To a Friend on his Marriage
To My Sister
In a Province
For the Deserted
For Thieves and Beggars
I The King Watches at Night
II He Compares Old Customs with Those of his Kingdom
III How Festivals were Celebrated
IV He Bathes in the Morning
V The People Rest after Conquests
SOLDIERS BATHING (1954)
Apollo and the Sybil
The Old Age of Michelangelo
THE DOORS OF STONE (1963)
Coeur de Lion
‘Moult sont Prud’hommes les Templiers’
Les Congés du Lépreux
The Stolen Heart
MEMOIRS IN OXFORD (1970)
DRYPOINTS OF THE HASIDIM (1975)
AFTERWORD ON RUPERT BROOKE (1976)
A LAST ATTACHMENT (1979)
LATER ON (1983)
The Yüan Chên Variations
His Dog and Pilgrim
A Byron-Shelley Conversation
NOT A PARIS REVIEW INTERVIEW (1986)
WALKS IN ROME (1987)
Youth and Age
To a Granddaughter on one of her Suggestions for a Christmas Present
On a Report that in Some Rest Homes Residents who are Depressed will be Charged at a Higher Rate
Ecumenical Exchange, 1989
The Two Beggars: A Reminiscence
Renouncing an Epigram
Finis Coronat Opus
Index of Titles and First Lines
'The mastery Prince achieved and the thrilling variety of his modes and voices means that, with the exception of the self-consciously minor late work (Prince labelled it "Senilia"), this volume reads like the highlights of a more copious body of work. Collected Poems will introduce readers to a poet of supreme skill and great intellectual curiosity.'
Paul Batchelor, the Guardian
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