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Smith : a reader's guide to the poetry of Michael Donaghy

Author: Don Paterson; Michael Donaghy
Publisher: London : Picador, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Smith': a reader's guide to the poetry of Michael Donaghy is the first substantial critical work to be written on one of the UK's best-loved poets. Donaghy, a hugely popular, influential and much-loved figure in the UK poetry scene, died tragically early at the age of fifty in 2004. In fifty short essays accompanying fifty of Donaghy's best poems, his friend and editor Don Paterson makes the argument for Donaghy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Michael Donaghy; Michael Donaghy; Michael Donaghy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Paterson; Michael Donaghy
ISBN: 9781447281979 1447281977
OCLC Number: 887937821
Description: xviii, 212 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The present --
The hunter's purse --
Remembering steps to dances learned last night --
Shibboleth --
Caliban's books --
Held --
Cruising Byzantium --
The brother --
Acts of Contrition --
Machines --
Angelus Novus --
Annie --
Auto da fe --
The Bacchae --
Cage --
Celibates --
Where is it written that I must end here --
City of God --
The classics --
A disaster --
'Smith' --
Erratum --
The tuning --
The excuse --
A repertoire --
Riddle --
From the safe house --
Haunts --
Disquietude --
Local 32B --
Hazards --
Irena of Alexandria --
Meridian --
A messenger --
Not knowing the words --
Our life stories --
Pentecost --
Tears --
Timing --
The tragedies --
Privacy --
Ramon Fernandez? --
Reliquary --
The river in spate --
Southwesternmost --
The apparatus --
The swear box --
Two spells for sleeping --
Upon a Claude Glass --
Exile's end.
Responsibility: Don Paterson.

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A critical study and celebration of the works of Michael Donaghy, one of Britain's greatest poets.  Read more...

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A pleasure and a privilege to read Sunday Herald An eccentric, beautiful zen guide to the poetry of Michael Donaghy -- Jeannette Winterson, Best Books of 2014 Guardian

 
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