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Maxwell, Glyn 1962-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 220 publications in 2 languages and 6,460 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Narrator, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PR6063.A869, 821.914
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Most widely held works by Glyn Maxwell
On poetry by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seven chapters... the poet explores his belief that the greatest verse arises from a harmony of mind and body, and that poetic forms originate in human necessities: breath, heartbeat, footstep, posture... To illustrate his argument, he draws upon personal touchstones such as Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost. An experienced teacher, Maxwell also takes us inside the world of the creative writing class, where we learn from the experiences of four aspiring poets."--
The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 by Derek Walcott( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection spanning the range of the writer's career includes his first published poem, his celebrated verses on violence in Africa, his mature work from "The Star-Apple Kingdom," and his late masterpieces from "White Egrets."
The sugar mile by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book of poetry, Maxwell returns to the extended verse narrative he employed in Time's Fool, to juxtapose two cities on the brink of irrevocable change. The book begins when the poet steps into an uptown Manhattan bar a few days before September 11, 2001. He is confronted by a regular, a fellow British expatriate. It has been almost exactly sixty-one years since London's "Black Saturday," the start of the worst of the Blitz during World War II. Joe is a survivor of the bombing, and his insistent story brings his lost neighbors back to share the terror and the peculiar beauty blooming in the chaos of their last days. The bartender interrupts to brag about New York's wonders--as we begin to understand that the city soon will face its own catastrophic moment in history.--From publisher description
The nerve by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the rain by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time's fool : a tale in verse by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys at twilight : poems, 1990-1995 by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in this volume were selected by Glyn Maxwell from TALE OF THE MAYOR'S SON (published in 1990, when he was twenty-eight), OUT OF THE RAIN (shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize), and REST FOR THE WICKED. Maxwell “is a formalist," wrote Robert McIlwaine about his first book, “but . . . he is an outspoken anti-elitist social poet. His strenuous well-wrought poems . . . come from an English tradition of technical virtuosity with plain speech." The Boys at Twilight shows, sometimes comically, men at war, boys at play, boys grown up, men overreaching and reverting. Other concerns are the dangers of authority and mob psychology, the absurdities of stardom and consumerism, the heroism of the decent, and the wisdom of doubt. His subjects range from biblical stories to the “Tale of the Chocolate Egg," which is a long, “pitch-perfect description of a bored young man's growing obsession with a new kind of candy" (Adam Kirsch, New Republic). Always in his work, “Maxwell knows that to see into is not necessarily to see through . . . His virtuosity has a ballast of sobriety" (Poetry Book Society)
Hide now by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Hide Now' is Glyn Maxwell's most direct and personal collection yet. It contains some extremely moving poems, in particular about the breakup of his marriage
One thousand nights and counting : selected poems by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems that are influenced by history, fairy tales, and myths to create a parallel world
The breakage : poems by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the mayor's son by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The girl who was going to die by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midt i en national sorg over en terrorbombe, der har slået 100 mennesker ihjel på en filmoptagelse, fanger en fotograf et billede af en smuk pige, der sidder på en bænk og græder. Det viser sig dog at pigen græder, fordi en clairvoyant netop har fortalt, at hun snart skal dø. Snart bliver pigen, Susan Mantle, viklet ind i en mediestorm og ufrivilligt stjerne på et TV reality-show. Historien fortælles udelukkende i dialog
Rest for the wicked by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plays two by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon country : further reports from Iceland by Simon Armitage( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The breakage by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxwell's poems are adventures from the known to the unknown, seeming to take even more delight in the exploration than in the content of the lessons learned. A series of verse letters to the English poet Edward Thomas, killed in the First World War, anchors the book, but the variety of form and mood here--from the mysteriously introspective to the overtly humorous--is breathtaking. --Houghton Mifflin. Maxwell's extraordinary virtuosity first brought him renown, and it is often on show here. --Publishers Weekly. His range is vast, his energy impressive, his temperament reckless and risk-taking. Maxwell looks well on the way to becoming the complete modern English poet. --Poetry Review [London]. Maxwell covers a greater distance is a single line than most people do in a poem ... He is a poet of immense promise and unforgettable delivery. --Joseph Brodsky. Maxwell's originality lies in his astonishing ability to orchestrate asides, parenthetical quips, side-of-the-mouth ruminations into a formal verse with a bravura not dared before. --Derek Walcott
Plays one by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Burneau by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De lijfwacht van de onderkoning van een eilandje verzaakt zijn plicht en wordt beschuldigd van moord op zijn baas
After Troy by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning poet and playwright Glyn Maxwell rips up two Greek tragedies and makes a modern play from the fragments. A witty and passionate retelling of Euripedes' Women of Troy and Hecuba, After Troy exposes the cruelties of war both then and now
Masters are you mad? : the search for Malvolio by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you!' vowed Malvolio at the end of Twelfth Night, but twelve years have passed in Illyria and nothing has been heard of him. Illyria is a ghost town now: all its young people have left for 'Upriver', for the legendary land of Moai, a realm of love requited, fortunes made and dreams come true, presided over by a mysterious figure who may or may not be Malvolio. Whoever he is, the Duke Orsino wants him terminated' and sends a motley crew of fools and assassins upriver to get the job done. But, as the Ferryman warns them: Nothing makes no sense where we're going, no geography, no history, no language. Minds, meanings, souls and sexes will be transformed in Moai before the lost are found, the evil foiled, and broken hearts made whole
 
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The sugar mile
Alternative Names
Glyn Maxwell British poet

Максвелл, Глин

Languages
English (130)

German (3)

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The sugar mileThe nerveTime's fool : a tale in verseThe boys at twilight : poems, 1990-1995Hide nowOne thousand nights and counting : selected poemsThe breakage : poemsThe girl who was going to die