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The two roads taken : a prose miscellany

Author: Dannie Abse
Publisher: London : Enitharmon Press ; Chester Springs, PA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Dufour Editions, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dannie Abse's prose anthology draws together essays and autobiographical material spanning a lifetime of writing and practising medicine. We are treated to amusing anecdotes of Abse's time as a trainee-doctor in wartime Britain, as well as more serious pieces on the Holocaust, Jewishness and the impact literature has had on his medical work. His detailed critical essays on poets ranging from Keats to Plath allow us  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Dannie Abse; Dannie Abse; Dannie Abse
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dannie Abse
ISBN: 1900564688 9781900564687
OCLC Number: 55109207
Description: 249 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Authorship and Medicine --
A Skull in the Wardrobe --
Following in the Footsteps of Dr Keats --
The Charisma of Quacks --
More than a Green Placebo --
The Experiment --
Ninian Park Blues --
Pegasus and the Rocking Horse --
I Accuse --
Playing to the Gallery --
The Dread of Sylvia Plath --
Without Self-Importance --
John Ormond, a Neglected Poet --
D.H. Lawrence --
Ezra Pound --
Thom Gunn --
Fleur Adcock --
Poetry and Poverty Revisited --
The Ass and the Green Thing --
Abse's 1984 --
Replies to an Enquiry --
Interview at Princeton University.
Responsibility: Dannie Abse.
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Draws together essays and autobiographical material spanning a lifetime of writing and practising medicine. Thiswork includes anecdotes of the author's time as a trainee-doctor in wartime Britain, as  Read more...

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'His prose has great richness and delicacy.' Sunday Times'It is all told with a dry humour and lack of self-importance which is attractive after the posturing of many poets when they stoop to prose. Read more...

 
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