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Collected Poems

Author: Peter McDonald
Publisher: Manchester : Carcanet, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the five volumes of poetry he has published since 1989, Peter McDonald explores an intimately known territory that becomes strange: pulled out of shape by history, made unfamiliar by distance, made new by the attentive imagination. McDonald's Collected Poems is a sustained meditation on place and belonging, loss and love. The classical world is a haunting presence; the landscape of McDonald's poems resonates with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter McDonald
ISBN: 9781847776860 1847776868 1306119111 9781306119115
OCLC Number: 815651215
Description: 1 online resource (445 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; BITING THE WAX; The Dog; Paprika; Ether; Short Story; Some Figures; Cash Positive; Still; Wrong; Galatea; The Twilight Summit; Count Dracula Entertains; Deception; A Gift; Swimmer; First Light; Out of Ireland; Ideal Home; The Signal; The South; Killers; In the Hall of Mirrors; Silent Night; Grace Before Meat; Survivors; China; A Volume of Memoirs is Forthcoming; Mahogany; Still Life; A Prism; Tercets; The Deaf Wars; Totalled; The Hands of Juan Peron; The Green, Grassy Slopes of the Boyne; The Third Day; Sunday in Great Tew; ADAM'S DREAM; The Situation. MeissenOn a Good Day; Reno; Endtime; Breakfast; Bitter; The Brancusi Room; A Hard Place; The Glen; The Creatures; Peacetime; Five Circumstances; From the Porch; An Eclipse; The Passions; Delaval; On Show; The Glass Harmonica; About Lisbon; The Earthquake; Academic Sentences; Adam's Dream; De Gustibus; The Authorities; A Pause; The Rival; The Dedication; In the Sketchbook; The Aftermath; In His Place; Lines on the Demolition of the Adelphi, 1937; PASTORALS; Two Trees; The Cup; A Gloss; Visitors; At Castlereagh Church; Pastoral; The Scald; Air and Angels; Work: 1958; Foreknowledge. The Victory WeekendLeast Harm; A History Channel; The Resurrection of the Soldiers; Two Memorials at Gilnahirk; Spillage; Words for a Poem; The Cloud; August; At Rosses Point; Travellers; The Long Look; The Road to Rome; An Alarm; The Blood-Bruise; Standstill; A Fall; The Conversion; The Risk; The Mild Autumn; Two Spiders; Hush; Seashells; The Full House; Work: 1998; The Stand-Off; The Thread; Damon the Mower; The Way to Lose; Fireworks; Eclogue; The Company; The Proof; The Back Roads; The Watercolourists; THE HOUSE OF CLAY; San Domenico; The Hand; As Seen; Cetacea; Clearout; The Gnat. LiteralWar Diary; The Moth; The Other World; Strongman; Spoils; The Overcoat; A Schoolboy; Windows; Three Rivers; The Pattern; Syrian; The Fob-Watch; Against the Fear of Death; Mar Sarkis; In Heaven; The Anniversary; Inventory; Forecast; Flex; The Walk; Quis Separabit; Late Morning; The Pieces; The Street Called Straight; Arithmetic; Vigilantes; Ode; 44A; The Bees; Coda; TORCHLIGHT; The Neighbours; The Weather; Singles; Reversing Around a Corner; Rainbow Ribbons 1980; The Reeds; Green Tea; A Pair of Shoes; Oxford Poetry; The Interruption; Draught; Canopic Jars; Slowest; Portrush; Later. AuguryA Castaway; The Difference; The Harbour; Penalty; Hymn; The Wait; Sappho fr. 58; Country; Riddarholmskyrkan; Broken; Least; Childhood Memories; This Earth; The Cheetah; Notes; Index of Titles; Index of First Lines; About the Author; Also by Peter McDonald from Carcanet Press; Copyright.
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In the five volumes of poetry he has published since 1989, Peter McDonald explores an intimately known territory that becomes strange: pulled out of shape by history, made unfamiliar by distance, made new by the attentive imagination. McDonald's Collected Poems is a sustained meditation on place and belonging, loss and love. The classical world is a haunting presence; the landscape of McDonald's poems resonates with past voices, with memories and acts of remembrance. The assured and scrupulous craft that creates the telling detail, the unsettling depth, has made him one of the most important N.

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