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Acquainted with the night : the shadow of death in contemporary poetry

Author: Jeffrey Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Cowley Publications, ©2004.
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"Acquainted with the Night is a study of death as it appears in the work of a handful of contemporary poets - Geoffrey Hill, Scott Cairns, Mark Jarman, R.S. Thomas, and Wendell Berry. The primary focus throughout is directed to the appearance of death, and to the physical and metaphorical darkness often associated with the thought of death, in their poems. Jeffrey Johnson's commentary frames each poet's work within  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Jeffrey, 1959-
Acquainted with the night.
Cambridge, Mass. : Cowley Publications, ©2004
(OCoLC)607061776
Online version:
Johnson, Jeffrey, 1959-
Acquainted with the night.
Cambridge, Mass. : Cowley Publications, ©2004
(OCoLC)629078518
Named Person: R S Thomas; Wendell Berry; Geoffrey Hill; Scott Cairns; Mark Jarman; Wendell Berry; Scott Cairns; Geoffrey Hill; Mark Jarman; R S Thomas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Johnson
ISBN: 1561012513 9781561012510
OCLC Number: 53970691
Description: 157 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Setting the stage : poetry and faith --
Death in recent poetry --
Blood lines : the laments of Geoffrey Hill --
The taste of death : Scott Cairns --
Childhood and memory : Mark Jarman --
Kneeling in the dark : R.S. Thomas --
To know the dark : Wendell Berry.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Johnson.
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A study of death, via author comments, as it appears in the works of contemporary poets providing a Christian appreciation of it within a context of tradition and circumstances.  Read more...

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