An Anthology Provoked by Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring"
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Wild Reckoning by Maurice Riordan
Book DescriptionAn anthology inspired by the fortieth anniversary of Rachel Carson's controversial and prophetic book 'Silent Spring'. The anthology features poems commissioned from leading poets - including Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion and Mark Doty - which are the fruit of discussions with scientists such as Richard Fortey and John Sulston.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781903080009
(214mm x 136mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Publisher: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Finest Music, Hardback (October 2014)
Introduces us to the poems that founded Ireland's literature. This book includes early lyrics that are presented in their classic incarnations by literary giants from both sides of the Irish Sea.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Hardback (September 2011)
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Poets have long been stargazers, moved by the strange infinities of the universe to translate them into metaphor and song. This title features commissioned works that are complemented by the editors' selection of well-known and lesser-known poems from across the ages.
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Author Biography - Maurice Riordan
John Burnside has published eight books of poetry, of which the most recent is 'The Light Trap' (Jonathan Cape, 2002). His novels include 'The Dumb House' and 'Living Nowhere' (Cape, 1996 and 2003). He teaches creative writing and a course in literature and ecology at the University of St Andrews. Maurice Riordan has published two collections of poetry, 'A Word from the Loki' and 'Floods' (Faber and Faber, 1995 and 2000). He is the editor, with Jon Turney, of 'A Quark for Mister Mark: 101 Poems about Science' (Faber, 2000) and teaches creative writing at Imperial College London. Jonathan Bate is Leverhulme Research Professor of English Literature at the University of Warwick, specialising in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, Romanticism and Eco Criticism. His most recent books are 'The Song of the Earth' and 'John Clare: A Biography' (Picador, 2000 and 2003).
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