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How the stone found its voice

Author: Moniza Alvi
Publisher: Tarset : Bloodaxe Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Moniza Alvi's title sequence How the Stone Found Its Voice is a series of poems inspired by creation myths. Begun in the wake of the tragedy of 9/11, they are imbued with the dark spirit of that time, with titles including 'How The World Split in Two', 'How The Answers Got Their Questions' and 'How The Countries Slipped Away."--BOOK JACKET.
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Alvi, Moniza.
How the stone found its voice.
Tarset : Bloodaxe Books, 2005
(OCoLC)607572757
Online version:
Alvi, Moniza.
How the stone found its voice.
Tarset : Bloodaxe Books, 2005
(OCoLC)607933672
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moniza Alvi
ISBN: 1852246944 9781852246945
OCLC Number: 57355185
Description: 64 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: How the World Split in Two --
How the Countries Slipped Away --
How the Answers Got Their Questions --
How the City Lost Its Colour --
How the Animals Tried on Our Clothes --
How the Sky Got a Hole In It --
How the Words Feared the Mouth --
How a Long Way Off Rolled Itself Up --
How the Children Were Born --
How Thought Accompanied the Traveller --
How Yesterday Joined Today and Tomorrow --
How the Stone Found Its Voice --
Half-and-Half --
The Suits --
Ghosts --
Spit --
English Roses --
So Much Goes On --
England --
Rural Scene --
Alamgir Hashmi's Camel --
Shift --
For My Daughter --
Homesick for the Earth --
Whisper in Agony --
Movement --
Besieged --
Riderless Horses --
School Closure --
A Turn of the Screw --
Colposcopy --
Picnic --
The Thieves --
Spanish Birdsong --
Campello Dawn --
Spanish Sunrise --
My Father Has Always Loved Marmalade --
My Wife's Return --
Her Future --
My Wife Had Her Hands Full --
Troubled --
That's What I Mean --
An April Walk --
Doors --
My Wife's Stoniness --
After Escher --
Castaway --
Night Visitor --
The Photographed Hands --
The Child on the Stairs.
Responsibility: Moniza Alvi.

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"Moniza Alvi's title sequence How the Stone Found Its Voice is a series of poems inspired by creation myths. Begun in the wake of the tragedy of 9/11, they are imbued with the dark spirit of that time, with titles including 'How The World Split in Two', 'How The Answers Got Their Questions' and 'How The Countries Slipped Away."--BOOK JACKET.

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'Alvi is a bold surrealist, whose poems open the world up in new, imaginatively absurd ways' - Ruth Padel, Independent.'Much of Alvi's work engages with a surreal or fantastical world of fractured Read more...

 
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