Selected Poems by Charles Tomlinson
Book DescriptionIn his work as a physician, Williams had learnt the skill of objective observation which he applied to his poetry, examining, as he said, 'the particular to discover the universal'. Marked by a vernacular American speech and direct observation of the landscape and people of his native New Jersey, his poetry explores the 'raw merging of American pastoral and urban squalor. Emotionally restrained but rich in sensory experience, the poems were written according to the guiding concept: 'no ideas but in things' and those 'things', a red wheelbarrow, a group of trees, a river, convey the local and the particular with a vivid intensity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141184340
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Tomlinson
New Collected Poems, Paperback (July 2009)
A collection of poems that gathers the poet's lifetime's work, from the 1950s to 2006.
Cracks in the Universe, Paperback (May 2006)
Aims to name those times and spaces in which our awareness is made more acute. This collection ranges from memories of childhood incidents to evocations of America, France and Spain; from meditations on works of art to precisely observed details of the world. It is shaped by the passing of time that reconciles the human and the natural worlds.
Skywriting, Paperback (November 2003)View all books by Charles Tomlinson
The poems in this collection have a vivid sense of place, they are geographically wide-ranging, from Mexico, Italy and Japan to the familiar English countryside of Charles Tomlinson's home in the Cotswolds, and he brings to them a feel for the people and histories that have created the landscape.
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