To a Fault
By (author) Nick Laird
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To a Fault by Nick Laird
Book Description"A confident hybrid of voices and styles...tender and brilliant."-Irish Times Journeying between his native Ulster and his adopted London, Nick Laird balances ideas of home and flight, the need for belonging and the need to remain outside. Dexterous, fresh, and deft, To a Fault does "more, in its range and ambition, than any other first collection...in at least the last ten years" (The Independent).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393330366
(211mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nick Laird
Go Giants, Paperback (November 2015)
Nick Laird's poetry travels yet further afield, connecting the shores of his native Northern Ireland with those of the American east coast where he spends increasing time. This title features a trans-Atlantic fusion, an inventive melding of Ulster lyricism with proto-Beat rhythms and phrase.
On Purpose, Paperback (December 2012)
"Laird's ear for 'smallish lexical mercies' yields superb lines."-Stephen Burt, New York Times Book Review
Shropshire Lad and Other Poems, Paperback (July 2010)» View all books by Nick Laird
'What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those?' In this collection, the author's poems, including "To an Athlete Dying Young", "Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now" and "When I Was One-and-Twenty", conjure up a potent and idyllic rural world imbued with a poignant sense of loss and sadness.
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Author Biography - Nick Laird
Nick Laird is the author of two previous collections of poetry, On Purpose and To a Fault. His honors include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Born in Ireland, he lives in New York and teaches at Princeton University.
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