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The house of clay

Author: Peter McDonald
Publisher: Manchester [England] : Carcanet, 2007.
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In this book, Peter McDonald presents a collection of poems, containing lyrics which combine the resonance of narrative and imagery with formal concentration.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McDonald, Peter, 1962-
House of clay.
Manchester [England] : Carcanet, 2007
(OCoLC)608222150
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter McDonald
ISBN: 9781857548716 185754871X
OCLC Number: 71808778
Description: 71 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Contents San Domenico 9 The hand 11 As seen 13 Cetacea 15 Clearout 17 The gnat 19 Literal 21 War diary 22 The moth 23 The other world 24 Strongman 25 Spoils 27 The overcoat 28 A schoolboy 30 Windows 31 Three rivers 32 The pattern 35 Syrian 37 The fob-watch 38 Against the fear of death 40 Mar Sarkis 41 In heaven 42 Inventory 44 The anniversary 45 Forecast 46 Flex 47 The walk 48 Quis separabit 49 Late morning 50 The pieces 51 The street called Straight 56 Arithmetic 57 Vigilantes 58 Ode 59 44A 60 The bees 62 Coda 66 Notes 69
Responsibility: Peter McDonald.
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A collection of poems exploring Peter McDonald's Belfast childhood during the troubled 1970s. The poems in this work also draw upon the Middle East and upon Greek and Latin sources.  Read more...

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'McDonald is a fine poet and Pastorals a varied, warm-hearted collection - John Greening, The London Magazine (on McDonald's previous collection).

 
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