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Ian Hamilton Finlay : Selections, Edited and with an Introduction by Alec Finlay.

Author: Ian Hamilton Finlay; Alec Finlay
Publisher: Berkerley : University of California Press, 2012.
Series: Poets for the millennium.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This volume surveys the life and work of the Scottish poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, who is best known for his extraordinary garden, Little Sparta, a unique "poem of place" in which poetry, sculpture, and horticulture intersect. This book directs sustained attention to Finlay the verbal artist, revealing the full breadth and richness of his poetics. It illuminates the evolution from his early years of composing plays,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Ian Hamilton Finlay; Ian Hamilton Finlay
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hamilton Finlay; Alec Finlay
ISBN: 9780520950009 0520950003
OCLC Number: 823387128
Description: 1 online resource (334 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: EARLY WRITINGS --
Postcard from Glenlednoch --
Money --
Walking through Seaweed --
From The Dancers Inherit the Party --
Dancers Inherit the Party --
Angles of Stamps --
O.H.M.S. --
Love Poem --
Ah, So That Is Why --
Bedtime --
Black Tomintoul --
Gift --
Frank the Bear Writes His Deb Friend --
Orkney Interior --
Optimist --
Milk Bottles --
Archie, the Lyrical Lamplighter --
Writer and Beauty --
Finlay's House (in Rousay) --
Chief Crop of Orkney --
Bi-Lingual Poem --
Island Moment --
Castles --
Jess --
Island Beasts Wait for the Boat --
Two Variations on an Orkney Theme, with Notes --
Orkney Lyrics --
Twice --
Spring Holiday --
Catch --
Art Student --
Scene --
Poet --
End of a Holiday --
Tug --
Glasgow Beasts, An a Burd --
Voyage --
Fishing from the Back of Rousay --
Another Huge Poem for Hughie --
Blossom Quarry, Rousay --
How to Be Happy --
Lucy's Wee Brother --
My Little Beat Mill in the West --
Poem on My Poem on Her and the Horse --
Such Is the World --
Lucky --
Midhope (All Gone) --
Dalchonzie --
Pond of Oo (in Orkney) --
No Thank You, I Can't Come --
LATER WRITINGS --
Concrete, Fauve, Suprematist, Sequential and Kinetic Poems Detached Sentences on Concrete Poetry --
Homage to Malevich --
Peach an Apple --
Lullaby --
Firlfar --
Acrobats --
Ring of Waves --
Green Waters --
First Suprematist Standing Poem --
Column Poem --
Cythera --
3 Happenings --
Little Calendar --
Arcady --
Purse-Net Boat --
Net/planet --
Seams --
Net --
3 Blue Lemons --
Names of Barges --
Point-to-Point --
3 Norfolk Dishes --
From ̀The Analects of Fishing News' --
From ̀TA MYOIKA of Fishing News' --
From ̀The Illuminations of Fishing News' --
From ̀The Metamorphoses of Fishing News' --
Headlines, Pondlines --
One-Word Poems --
Bird Of Dawning --
Heart-Shape --
Spray, From A Breton Sea-Hedge --
Sea-Saw --
Water-Lily Pool --
Osiris --
Drip-Dry --
Curfew --
Boat's Blueprint --
Elegy For Ẁhimbrel' And Petrel --
Cloud's Anchor --
Orchard Of Russets --
Scotch Daisy --
Hill --
Wave --
Grey Shore Between Day And Night --
Pinnate Evergreen --
Patch For A Rip-Tide --
Keel With A Tuck In It --
Machine For Fishing From --
Sepia Wild Flower --
Eec Sea --
Channel Light-Vessel Automatic --
One-Line Poems and Monostich --
ABC of Tea --
Epicurus at Chatou --
Pittenweem Fancy --
Elegiac Inscription --
Sea's / Waves --
Stem --
Sea --
Your Name --
From Domestic Pensees --
Steam Drifter --
Evolution of the Boat --
Sound Poem Kit --
Elegy for A --
From A Mast of Hankies --
Preparations --
Hanky Sails --
Harbour --
Old Nobby --
Stopped Sailboat --
End --
So You Want to Be a Panzer Leader? --
Fly Navy --
After Gael Turnbull --
Sundial Inscriptions --
Four Seasons as Fishingboats --
Four Seasons in Sail --
Four Seasons as Fore-and-Afters --
H)Our / Lady --
Be in Time --
Dividing the Light --
Earth Air Fire --
Umbra Solis --
Sundial (After Paul Claudel) --
From Detached Sentences on Gardening --
From Detached Sentences on the Pebble --
From Detached Sentences on Exile --
Errata of Ovid --
Ovidian Flowers --
Two Translations --
From Interpolations in Hegel --
Months --
From Camouflage Sentences --
Arbre (Tree) --
Dryad Discovered --
Hitler's Column --
From Table Talk of Ian Hamilton Finlay --
From Detached Sentences on Weather in the Manner of William Shenstone --
Heroic Anagrams --
Aphrodite --
Detached Paragraphs on the Anagram --
Anagrams: A Postscript --
Idylls --
Myosotis arvensis / Forget-me-not --
Memory --
Wildflower --
Stiles I --
One-Line Poems and Monostich --
Dove, Dead in Its Snows --
Poverty Pitted with Larks --
Fax, Idling in Its Sails --
It Rains --
Eighteenth Century Line on a Lukewarm Hotwaterbottle --
Classic Monostich --
Line Struck from James Thomson's Seasons --
Valentine --
Colours of the Vowels --
Question for Lovers --
Posters (from The Little Spartan War) --
Some (Short) Thoughts on Neo-classicism --
It Is Not True --
In the First Chapters --
For the Best of the Jacobins --
You Cannot Step --
French Revolution --
And Even As She Fled (1) --
And Even As She Fled (2) --
From The Ivory Flute --
Selected Dispatches of Louis Antoine Saint-Just --
Clay the Life --
King --
His Bed a Meadow --
Mystic --
Sublime --
Revolution --
1794 --
From ̀Clerihews for Liberals' --
Reflection on the French Revolution --
Streiflichter --
From Proverbs for Jacobins --
From Detached Sentences on Friendship --
Inscriptions --
From Flakes --
From Spring Verses --
Images from the Arcadian Dream Garden --
Epitaph --
Brewster Buffaloes --
From Glider Days --
In the Manner of the Early Winters --
From New Proverbs --
From A Book of Wildflowers --
Homage to Lorine Niedecker --
Creels and Creels --
Lines of Foam --
Found Free-style Haiku --
Oak / Bark / Boat --
Line Light Lade --
Adaptation --
From Variations --
Expectation --
Romanticizing --
10 Sentences --
Cinema-Going --
Event --
Stone --
Lemons without Bitterness --
Boat --
Boat Lore --
Pledge (for Pia) --
Frisson --
Schlachtschiff --
Last Word --
End.
Series Title: Poets for the millennium.

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