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Pretend You Don't Know Me : New and Selected Poems

Author: Finuala Dowling
Publisher: Hexham, Northumberland : Bloodaxe Books Ltd, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pretend You Don't Know Me brings together in one volume the best of Finuala Dowling's funny, poignant and idiosyncratic poetry from four earlier prize-winning collections, with a section devoted to new poems. It introduces this popular South African poet to a UK audience. Finuala Dowling's debut collection, I flying, published in 2002, was an instant success in her native South Africa. Its accessibility, humanity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Finuala Dowling
ISBN: 9781780374253 1780374259
OCLC Number: 1051770835
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Description; Title Page; Contents; from I FLYING (2002); Green house; I read the last page first; Repair; For Oom Piet; I flying; To the doctor who treated the raped baby and who felt such despair; Census man; I have been undemonstrative since birth; Nine kinds of silence; Teaching Margaret Atwood; Kitchen Table; The idea of you; Rule three thousand and ten; Fine in the Transkei; Blackjack; Under Anaesthetic; Happy New Year 2001; Found poem; from DOO-WOP GIRLS OF THE UNIVERSE (2006); Feeling marginalia; Talk, share and listen; Freelance writer's lament; Last straw. The differences between Middle and Modern EnglishWell; Disappearing; Asylum; My sister's fingers; Boys we kissed; The falling feeling; On the roof with Rory, 1976; Loving novels; Shops of my mother's imagination; Your death; The lime-green clasp; Doo-wop girls of the universe; from NOTES FROM THE DEMENTIA WARD (2008); Your children, parents, siblings, spouses, pets, bêtes-noir, acquaintances; At eighty-five, my mother's mind; Taking; Lastness; Shift aside; Be shared; Self-portrait from the dementia ward; Hearts of stone; Widowhood in the dementia ward; Butter. An initiative to increase the number of male readersBrief fling in the dementia ward; Multilingualism in the dementia ward; Odd one out in the dementia ward; More advanced thinking from the dementia ward; Devolution in the dementia ward; Protection from grief in the dementia ward; Red rover; Birthday in the dementia ward; How I knew it wasn't me; Homesickness; Riches; Bread roll pun; Thoughts on emigration; How to use a porcupine as an alibi; I am the zebra; Summarising life; from CHANGE IS POSSIBLE (2014); Micheál Mac Liammóir came to Cape Town in 1962; Ditty; Caveat. Wanting to get divorced #1365How sweet the dead are now; I gossip with my sister about the future; On not liking oneself; The consolation of enmity; The quest; To adventurers, as far as I'm concerned; Mise-en-abyme; Cupboards; Authority; Composition; The abuse of cauliflowers; The lawmaker; from NEW POEMS; Casting the cat and the bull; Unforgettable; Life lesson; To young women, urging them not to become competent; To my sisters, on selling the old family home; My therapist asks when it is that I cry; Dog produces Monet forgery; Catch of the day; Identity crisis 2016; Distant mirror. It's only lunchThe problem with this game drawn out in chalk; My mother the crocodile-tamer; Party invitations; Why I love an insult; Unhappiness; Two bodies could not be less alike than ours; One in a million; When panicking, think of the recently dead; Doubt; Ilk; How a house feels when we leave; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Copyright.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Finuala Dowling.

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