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Description - Selected Poems by John Burnside

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: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Burnside

John Burnside has published nine individual collections of poetry, including The Asylum Dance, which won the 2000 Whitbread Poetry Award and was shortlisted for both the Forward and the T.S. Eliot Prize, and, most recently, The Good Neighbour.He has also written five works of fiction and a memoir, A Lie About My Father, which is also published in February. He lives in Fife with his wife and two sons.

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