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Selected Poems

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Selected Poems by John Burnside

Book Description

Over seventeen years and nine collections, John Burnside has built - in the words of Bernard O'Donoghue - 'a poetic corpus of the first significance', a poetry of luminous, limpid grace. His territory is the no-man's-land of threshold and margin, the charmed half-light of the liminal, a domestic world threaded through with mystery, myth and longing. In this Selected Poems we can see themes emerge and develop within the growing confidence of Burnside's sinuous lyric poise: the place of the individual in the world, the idea of dwelling, of home, within that community, and the lure of absence and escape set against the possibilities of renewal and continuity. This is consummate, immaculate work born out of a lean and agile craftsmanship, profound philosophical thought and a haunted, haunting imagination; the result is a poetry that makes intimate, resonant, exquisite music.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224078030
ISBN-10: 0224078038
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 11mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Still Life with Feeding Snake by John Burnside Still Life with Feeding Snake, Paperback (February 2017)

A book of poems live at the edge of loss, or on the cusp of epiphany, always seeking that brief instant of grace when we see what is before us, and not just what we expected to find.

Ashland & Vine by John Burnside Ashland & Vine, Hardback (February 2017)

It is 1999. Kate Lambert, a grieving, semi-alcoholic film student, invites an elderly woman to take part in an oral-history documentary. The woman, Jean Culver, declines, but makes her a bizarre counter-offer: if Kate can stay sober for four days, she will tell her a story.

Dumb House by John Burnside Dumb House, Paperback (August 2015)

As a child, Luke's mother often tells him the story of the Dumb House, an experiment on newborn babies raised in silence, designed to test the innateness of language. As Luke grows up, his interest in language and the delicate balance of life and death leads to amateur dissections of small animals.

Black Cat Bone by John Burnside Black Cat Bone, Paperback / softback (July 2015)

Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape/Random House Group Ltd, 2011.

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Author Biography - John Burnside

John Burnside has published seven works of fiction and eleven works of poetry, including The Asylum Ward, which won the 2000 Whitbread Poetry Award. His latest collection, Black Cat Bone, won the T S Eliot Award in 2012. His memoir, A Lie About My Father, was published in 2006 was the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year and the Scottish Arts Council Non-Fiction Book of the Year. The second volume of his memoir, Waking Up In Toytown, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2010. A Summer of Drowning was shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Novel Award.

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