Description - According to the Small Hours by Aidan Mathews
In this, his first collection of poems in fifteen years, Aidan Mathews brings together the sacred and the profane, playful and profound, the iconic and the everyday - illuminating the variousness and commonality of human experience. These poems wear their erudition lightly: dazzling us with their fresh observations, the strangely intimate details ('mice among the breadcrumbs of the Last Supper') and a fluid, metaphysical wit that can link a saint's matyrdom to a Sunday roast. Mercurial, passionate and always surprising, According to the Small Hours is a triumphant return to the form.
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(198mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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Author Biography - Aidan Mathews
Aidan Mathew's first book, published when he was twenty-one, was the colection of poems Windfalls. he had already won the Irish Times Award and the Patrick Kavanagh Award, and he went on to publish a second collection six years later, in 1983. Since then he has concentrated on drama and fiction - his first book of stories, Adventures in a Bathyscope, being shortlisted for the first GPA Award. The Italian edition of his Lipstick on the Host won the a Cavour Prize for Foreign Fiction.