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For Beauty Douglas : Adrian Mitchell's collected poems, 1953-79

Author: Adrian Mitchell; Ralph Steadman
Publisher: London ; New York : Allison & Busby ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the USA by Schocken Books, 1982.
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Mitchell, Adrian, 1932-2008.
For Beauty Douglas.
London ; New York : Allison & Busby ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the USA by Schocken Books, 1982
(OCoLC)572816278
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Mitchell; Ralph Steadman
ISBN: 0850313996 9780850313994 0850314003 9780850314007 0850314682 9780850314687
OCLC Number: 8753567
Description: 263 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: My native archipelago: To you ; Icarus schmicarus ; C'mon everybody (do the bourgeois) ; To Nye Bevan despite his change of heart ; I tried, I really tried ; As I write this, there is a procession passing my window ; Nostalgia - now threepence off ; So don't feed your dog ordinary meat (P-A-L) ; Time and motion study ; From riches to riches ; Ode to money ; Man at large ; Fascist speaker ; South Kensington is much nicer ; Look at the view ; Reply to a canvasser ; The beggar ; The observer ; Solid citizens ; Song about Mary ; Dream chant ; We call them subnormal children ; Final chant ; For a medical dictionary ; Early shift on the evening standards news desk ; In other words, hold my head ; A party political broadcast on behalf of the burial party ; Found poem: an Englishman comments... ; A country diary ; Slogan time ; Dear sir ; Press photographs ; Just off Charing Court Road there are alleys full of crocodiles ; My uncle Superhubert ; Please keep off the dead ; Old age report ; TV talk ; Now we are sick ; Involvement ; Divide and rule for as long as you can ; The ballad of Sally hit-and-run ; What men fear in women ; What men fear in other men ; English scene ; A warning ; Revolution ; Under photographs of two party leaders, smiling ; Ancestors ; Saw it in the papers ; Ten ways to avoid lending your wheelbarrow to anybody ; Vroomph! or the popular elastic waist ; Leaflets ; Midnight Mary from Llandudno ; World cup song ; The obliterating prizes ; Illumination ; Ode to enoch Powell ; The blackboard ; Question time in Ireland ; The savage average ; Small adventure ; What it means to be a man in London ; Barred from every decent pub ; Have another ; Closing time ; It all shines ; Loose leaf poem ; To Tim Daly on his 21st birthday in prison ; Guns --
Religion, royalty and the arts: The liberal Christ gives another interview ; Many many many mansions ; Miserable sinners ; Sunday poem ; Old testament, new testament ; Quite apart from the holy ghost ; The eggs o' God ; A leaflet to be dropped on China ; Another prince is born ; Lying in state ; Poem on the occasion of the return of her majesty the queen from Canada ; Royal poems ; The prince of wailers ; Royal whodunnit ; Goodbye ; Jimmy Giuffre plays 'The easy way' ; Buddy Bolden ; Bessie Smith in Yorkshire ; The great bell in Paul Robeson's chest ; What to do if you meet Njinsky ; Most people ignore poetry ; To the statues in poets' corner, Westminster Abbey ; Banana ; Crusoe dying in England ; Canine canto ; Whitman on wheels ; Thank you Dick Gregory ; Lullaby for William Blake ; Birthday song for Spike Hawkins, the unholy ghost ; Love for Tony ; For David Mercer ; U-S-S-R spells happy ; Hear the voice of the critic ; The ballad of the death of Aeschylus ; A good idea ; Gaston the peasant ; Lady Macbeth in the saloon bar afterwards ; Two paintings by Manuel Mendive ; To the organizers of a poetry reading by Hugh MacDiarmid ; Private transport ; What the mermaid told me ; Discovery ; There are not enough of us ; There are too many of them ; Improvisation time in the rehearsal room ; Oscar Wilde in flight ; For Basil Bunting ; John Keats eats his porridge ; A blessing for Kenneth Patchen's grave ; Roger McGough the travel courier ; A gublisher is an expensive Indian settee ; The brave emergency post ; Tribute to Monsieur Verne ; First tribute to Mark Twain ; Second tribute to Mark Twain ; To a lady ; Ring of dirty water ; Common bloody market poem ; Forster the flying fish ; The Oxford hysteria of English poetry ; What I did in the silver jubilee by Volcano Jones ; What I think of some of my rivals by Volcano Jones ; Silver jubilee tribute by Volcano Jones ; There is a green hill right on top of us by Volcano Jones ; On the composer who wrote 'God Save the Noble Czar' by Volcano Jones ; What about the national theatre then? by Volcano Jones ; The Chanteuse and the obsolete beast by Volcano Jones --
Love, the apeman, curses, blessings and songs for friends: Good day ; Celia Celia ; Footnotes on Celia Celia ; The accountant in his bath ; All fools' day ; Riddle ; Take stalk between teeth... ; Top-notch erotic moment thank you ; Coming back ; The angels in our heads ; All night long ; Out ; A girl called music ; Love note ; To a godly man ; Hello Adrian ; Apeman keep thinking it's Wednesday ; The apeman who hated snakes ; The apeman's hairy body song ; Apeman gives a poetry reading ; It ain't what they do it's what the apeman do ; The apeman recollects emotions in tranquility ; Apeman as tourist guide ; Apeman's science fiction dream ; The apeman's motives ; Confession ; Self-congratulating, self-deprecating, auto-destructive blues ; I passed for sane ; Sometimes I feel like a childless mother ; The open savage ; The institution ; Daydream one ; Daydream two ; A slow boat to Trafalgar ; A machine that makes love and poems and mistakes ; Snow wheat, snow what? ; Holding my water under breath ; Toy stone ; Unfulfilled suicide note ; We moved to a farmhouse ; And some lemonade too ; It's five o'clock in the morning ; It's a clean machine ; The sun likes me ; Self critic ; Adrian Mitchell's famous weak bladder blues ; A ballad of human nature ; This friend ; Birthdays ; The only electrical crystal ball ; Snaps ; Funnyhouse of a negro ; My dog eats nuts too ; A spell to make a good time last ; A spell to make a bad hour pass ; A curse on my former bank manager ; The forest and the lake ; A song for Jerry Slattery and his family ; A wedding song for my niece Ruth Mitchell ; A curse against intruders ; Epithalamium for Maeve and Gordon Binchy-Snell ; My parents ; Taming a wild garden --
Our blue planet: The castaways or vote for Caliban ; Two good things ; All the world's beauty ; Quit stalling, call in Stalin ; Remember Suez? ; Written during the night waiting for the dawn ; Briefing ; Ballade of beans ; From rich uneasy America to my friend Christopher Logue ; Official announcement ; Let me tell you the third world ; Programme for an emergency ; Naming the dead ; Fifteen million plastic bags ; Lord Home the foreign secretary ; Order me a transparent coffin and dig my crazy grave ; A child is singing ; The dust ; Veteran with a head wound ; Life on the overkill escalator ; You get used to it ; Two dances ; Good question ; Dumb Thursday ; Future poem ; Byron is one of the dancers ; Historical poem ; One question about Amsterdam ; To the silent majority ; Sex maniac him good ; Flag day - but not for the revolution ; The dichotomy between the collapse of civilization and making money ; Night lines in a peaceful farmhouse ; Display advert ; How to kill Cuba ; Autobahnmotorwayautoroute ; Family planning ; One day at Porton ; Gossip column ; G. I. Joe ; Norman Morrison ; Would you mind signing this receipt? ; For Rachel: Christmas 1965 ; Thinks: I'll finish these gooks ; Ode on the assassination of President Johnson ; To a Russian soldier in Prague ; From the statement of a Vietnamese Buddhist monk ; Goodbye Richard Nixon ; Ceasefire ; To whom it may concern ; Peace is milk ; A tourist guide to England ; Ode to the sponsors of the British appeal committee of Europalia '73 ; Sorry bout that ; Victor Jara of Chile --
Beatrix is three.
Responsibility: with pictures by Ralph Steadman.

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