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Description - Collected Poems by Michael Longley

Michael Longley has been called 'one of the finest lyric poets of our time'. In assembling the work of forty years, his Collected Poems displays a brilliantly sustained achievement whose depth, beauty and wit can now be fully appreciated. Longley's poetry combines intense concentration with remarkable variety. The formal and thematic range laid down in No Continuing City (1969) has undergone a series of rich metamorphoses up to Snow Water (2004), and the two poems included here as an epilogue. ongley's genres span love poetry, war poetry, nature poetry, elegies, satires, verse epistles, poems that reflect on art and the art of poetry. He has extended the capacity of the lyric to absorb dark matter- the Great War, the Holocaust, the Northern Irish 'Troubles'. His poetic landscape intermingles Belfast (where he lives), western Ireland, Italy, Japan and Homeric Greece. Longley's superb translations from classical poets (such as 'Ceasefire', which greets the IRA ceasefire in terms of the Iliad) speak to contemporary issues while activating the deepest sources of European poetry

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224080446
ISBN-10: 022408044X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 136mm x 27mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Longley

Michael Longley was born in 1939, in Belfast, where he still lives. He has received many honours for his work, including the Whitbread Poetry Award, the Hawthornden Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Irish Times Poetry Prize, the Wilfred Owen Award and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

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