By (author) Leontia Flynn
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Drives by Leontia Flynn
Book DescriptionFollowing on from the assured day-to-day poems of her first collection, Leontia Flynn's second, "Drives", is a book of restless journeys - real and imaginary - interspersed with a series of sonnets on writers. Beginning in Belfast, where she lives, she visits a disjointed number of cities in Europe and the States - each one the occasion for an elliptical postcard home to herself. Alongside these reports from abroad, portraits of dead writers flicker through the pages of this book - Baudelaire, Proust and Beckett; Bishop, Plath and Virginia Woolf - all revealing aspects of themselves, their frailties and their sicknesses, but also, we suspect, aspects of their ventriloquising author. What these poems share is a furious refusal of received opinion, of a language recycled and redundant; they are raw exposed and angrily aware of distance - the distance between what one needs and what one receives, between love and what is lost.In particular, the lives here are haunted by the lost idyll of childhood, while poems about the poet's own mother and ageing father bring the collection to a close. With an alert ear for fracture and disarray and a tender eye for damage, "Drives" is a passionate enquiry into what shapes us as individuals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780224085175
(198mm x 130mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Leontia Flynn
Profit and Loss, Paperback (September 2011)
Examines and dismantles a fugitive life. This title assumes a more public voice (inspired partly by Auden's 'Letter to Lord Byron'), and reflects on aspects of the rapid social and technological change of the last decade.
These Days, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Leontia Flynn
In these poems, Leontia Flynn writes about Belfast and the north of Ireland. Her subject matter ranges from memories of childhood to the instabilities of adulthood, from the raw domestic to the restless pull of 'elsewhere'. Her theme throughout is a search for physical and mental well-being, for a way to live a life.
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Author Biography - Leontia Flynn
Leontia Flynn was born in 1974 and lives in Belfast. Her first book, These Days, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University.
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