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The Rose of Toulouse
ISBN: 978 1 847772 29 9
Categories: 21st Century, American, British, Caribbean
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: May 2013
211 x 132 x 10 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (Kindle), eBook (EPUB)
Digital access available through Exact Editions
‘I should never ask / directions to my childhood’, writes Fred D’Aguiar: there is no way back home. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was. His transformations and shifts – between Britain, Guyana and the USA – are his identity: ‘Each year I travel, my passport photo / looks less like me.’ In both flexible free verse and more formally patterned poems, D’Aguiar conveys the fragility of flesh and the transience of memories.
War on Terror
Shoes My Father Wore
The Lady with the Purple Glove
The Dream Giver
Letter from King Ferdinand of Spain to the Tainos in October 1493
News from Nowhere
Dalí on Dickens
19 Victoria Street, Shrewsbury
A Concrete Walk in the Woods
The Rose of Toulouse
Saturday, Ocean Creek
Calypso History Lesson
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Praise for Fred D'Aguiar 'D'Aguiar interrogates and reassesses whatever he sees in a poetry that is flexible and fast paced, every action, every relationship thrown into fierce relief by a sense of threat and insecurity...'
Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian
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