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The drowned book

Author: Sean O'Brien
Publisher: London : Picador, 2007.
Series: Picador poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many of the poems in Sean O'Brien's new collection take their emotional tenor and imaginative cue from his acclaimed translation of Dante's Inferno, and occupy a dark, flooded, subterranean world, as dramatically compelling as it is disquieting. Circumstances have compelled O'Brien to return repeatedly to the elegiac form, and The Drowned Book contains a number of powerfully moving poems written in memory of fellow  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Brien, Sean, 1952-
Drowned book.
London : Picador, 2007
(OCoLC)608179346
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean O'Brien
ISBN: 9780330447621 0330447629
OCLC Number: 141380044
Notes: Poetry.
Awards: Winner of Forward Prize for Poetry Best Collection 2007 (UK)
Winner of T. S. Eliot Prize 2008 (UK)
Description: 80 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Dedication --
The apprehension --
Water-gardens --
River-doors --
Eating the salmon of knowledge from tins --
By ferry --
Drains --
A coffin-boat --
The river in prose --
The mere --
The river road --
Three lighthouses --
Grey bayou --
Song : habeas corpus --
The lost war --
Timor mortis --
Sheol --
A little place they know --
Symposium at Port Louis --
The them --
Proposal for a monument to the Third International --
Valedictory --
Fantasia on a theme of James Wright --
The thing --
Thom Gunn --
Serious chairs --
Three facetious poems --
Lost song of the apparatus --
Five railway poems for Birtley Aris --
Railway hotel --
Grimshaw --
Rose --
Blue night --
Transport --
Abendmusik --
The hand --
After Rilke : to Hoderlin --
Praise of a rainy country --
Blizzard.
Series Title: Picador poetry.
Responsibility: Sean O'Brien.

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Picador's second collection from one of the finest English poets of the last fifty years  Read more...

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