Nine Lessons from the Dark by Adam Thorpe
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Nine Lessons from the Dark
By Adam Thorpe

Nine Lessons from the Dark

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Nine Lessons from the Dark by Adam Thorpe

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Adam Thorpe's fourth collection continues his engagement with history: the living continuum that connects us with our near and distant past, nourishing and illuminating our present. Here are traces left of presence: Indian scratchings on rock, the nail-marks of destroyed frescoes, spoken fragments of war memories - petroglyphs that function as both memorials and re-awakenings, traceable with the finger of the imagination. And here, too, are images of the stilled, the stopped life: a snowed-up village, the paralysed victim of motor-neurone disease, a soft drink fermented in an old village cafe. From this rueful equilibrium of mid-life, Thorpe circles his own personal history, allowing regret and anticipation their Janus-like say. These are erudite, generous poems, formally versatile yet rich in startlingly original observation and a natural lyric grace. Performing his unique archaeology on lives lived, Adam Thorpe once again displays the range of his imagination and the depth of his humanity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224063852
ISBN-10: 0224063855
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 132mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Adam Thorpe

Adam Thorpe was born in Paris in 1956. His first novel, Ulverton, was published in 1992, and he has published two books of stories and six poetry collections - most recently Voluntary. His new translation of Madame Bovary has just been published by Vintage. He lives in France with his wife and family.

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