The Oxford Book of Death
Edited by D. J. Enright
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Oxford Book of Death by D. J. Enright
Book DescriptionThe inescapable reality of death has given rise to much of literature's most profound and moving work. D. J. Enright's wonderfully eclectic selection presents the words of poet and novelist, scientist and philosopher, mystic and sceptic. And alongside these 'professional' writers, he allows the voices of ordinary people to be heard; for this is a subject on which there are no real experts and wisdom lies in many unexpected places.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199556526
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D. J. Enright
Injury Time, Paperback (May 2003)
D.J. Enright died soon after putting the finishing touches to this memoir and commonplace book in which he muses upon his own condition and that of the world he knows he is leaving. With humanity and wit, he contemplates literature, manners, morals, people and the English language.
John Donne, Paperback (August 1997)
This is a collection of poems of faith, love and revenge by a man with intense sexuality and an ardent belief in Christian doctrine.
In Search of Lost Time, Paperback (December 1996)
Travelling backwards in time, the narrator tells the story of a love affair that had taken place before his own birth.
Sayings of Goethe, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by D. J. Enright
Drawn from diverse sources, ranging between the visionary and the sceptical, the majestic and the mischievous, this collection illuminates a contemporary's remark than an angel looked out of one of Goethe's eyes and a devil out of the other.
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Author Biography - D. J. Enright
D. J. Enright (1920-2002), poet, novelist, and critic, was born in Royal Leamington Spa, the son of a postman. He was educated at Leamington College and Downing College, Cambridge. His first collection of poetry, The laughing hyena and other poems was published in 1953. This was followed by an anthology Poets of the 1950s (1955) which gathered together the work of contemporary poets that became known as 'The Movement'. His own poetry was straightforward, sometimes ironic and almost in the style of light verse, often dealing with themes of inequality. In fiction, D.J. Enright recreated his own experiences of a British academic in a foreign country. His first novel, Academic Year (1955), has been compared with Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim. Enright published several books for children, including the novels The Joke Shop (1976), Wild Ghost Chase (1978) and Beyond Land's End (1979).
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