By (author) Dannie Abse
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Running Late by Dannie Abse
Book DescriptionDannie Abse's distinctiveness as a poet lies in his clarity. His distinction lies in his imaginative and feeling responses, to a variety of different worlds - work as a doctor, the experience of life in Wales and North London, the mysterious nature of creativity, the Jewish and bardic traditions. His new collection draws on all these strands, and is divided between personal experience and more general reflections, often prompted by an urgent awareness of the passing of time, counterpointed with transcendent moments of joy in ordinary things.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091796976
(214mm x 134mm x 7mm)
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dannie Abse
Ask the Moon, Hardback (November 2014)
Ask the Moon.
Speak, Old Parrot, Hardback (April 2013)
A collection of poetry in which Dannie Abse returns to themes of loss, love, medicine and its moral implications, the nature of creativity, Jewish folk tradition and the passing of time.
Goodbye Twentieth Century, Paperback (October 2011)» View all books by Dannie Abse
Dannie Abse's rich mixture of Welsh and Jewish backgrounds, and his dual occupations of doctor and author, have led to what is widely regarded as one of the most readable, humorous and poignant autobiographies since the war.
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Author Biography - Dannie Abse
Dannie Abse was for many years a chest specialist in a London teaching hospital. A poet, reviewer and playwright, he has written and edited more than fifteen books of poetry, as well as books about medicine and also fiction. He is the author of Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve and several autobiographical volumes, including Goodbye, Twentieth Century, was published in 2001 to critical acclaim. He died, at the age of 91, in September 2014.
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