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Author: David Harsent
Publisher: London ; New York : Faber and Faber, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The title sequence of David Harsent's new collection offers reports from an unnamed war-zone. Throughout, various accounts of conflict accrue: a series of discrete images, voices, events, and intermittent despatches - immediate and vivid - that cohere to give witness to war and the consequences of war, and seem to lock the reader into the crisis along with the protagonists.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Harsent
ISBN: 0571228097 9780571228096
OCLC Number: 60371198
Awards: Winner of Forward Poetry Prize: Best Collection 2005
Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Poetry Category 2005
Description: 82 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Despatches --
The wall --
Patrol --
Crapshoot --
Barlock --
Caterpillar --
Daisychain --
Despatches --
Toffee --
Art --
Snapshots (I) --
Ghost archaeology --
All hallows --
The piss-pail --
Despatches --
Chinese whispers --
Duet --
Honey --
Filofax --
Street scenes --
Mascot --
Despatches --
Harp strings --
Cairn --
Sniper --
Finisterre --
Snapshots (2) --
The goodwife's tale --
Arena --
Despatches --
Black tor --
Scorhill circle --
Crockern tor --
Hen tor --
Hel tor --
Legis tor --
Beardown man --
Whiten tor --
The woman and the hare (I) --
At the graveside --
By sennen --
At the riverside --
Notes from exile --
At the roadside --
The player --
At the bedside --
Tristichs --
At the quayside --
The woman and the hare (2) --
At the seaside --
Baby blue.
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The title-sequence of David Harsent's new collection of poems, Legion, offers a report from an unnamed war, in which various images of conflict accrue without cohering, as if the reader is locked  Read more...

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"'... surely one of the most exciting poetry collections to appear for some time, and his best book to date' Independent on Sunday"

 
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