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Viva la vida

Author: Peter Abbs
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Salt, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Contains Peter Abbs' poetry and includes: a group of autobiographical poems; some elegant love poems; and, a powerful and disturbing sequence on the breakdown and madness of Nietzsche.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Abbs
ISBN: 1844710890 9781844710898
OCLC Number: 128265387
Notes: Poems.
Description: 93 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Child of Pisces Child of Pisces Falling Like Gulls Head Gardener Aspen Leaves Grandmother Reading at Myrtle Cottage The Glass Dome of Childhood A Catholic Childhood The White Gull's Beatitude Moving Statues Injured Gull Other Gifts The Silent One A Raw Planting Flowering Gorse Out of Touch It Returns Ancestor Worship On the Further Side of Speech Prometheus Bound Owl of Minerva The Last Journey of Odysseus A Northern Sappho Saint Augustine's Quill The Search of Rumi In which Dante Meets the Pragmatists in the Ice of Hell In which the Damned Lovers Answer Dante After the Burning of Books The Genius of Turner Gerard Manley Hopkins among the Bluebells The Storm Cloud The Glorious Surgeon Last Things The Last Days of Kafka Song of Frida Kahlo Homage to Pierre Bonnard In Exile Out of Water Drowning Viva la Vida Blowing Dandelion Clocks at Seaford Head Red Fox Badge of Shame Bunch of Nasturtiums Wind Chimes Our Place On a Hot Summer Afternoon The Naming of Love Inconceivable Lives Small Love Poem Winter Love Poem Falling into Love's Shadow Love The Flowering of Flint Ecce Homo: On Nietzsche's Madness Against the Cold If You Should Meet Socrates Life as Dance Under the Bell-Tower in Genoa: Summer 1877 Seiltanzer At the Foot of the Alps In the Piazza: Turin, 3rd January 1889 Prometheus and the Eagle In the Psychiatric Clinic: Jena, 19th January 1889 UEbermensch Requiescat in Pace Ars Poetica Return of the House-Martins The Day of the Paraclete Hallowed Be Thy Name It Haunts Agon Without the Gods Ariel's Task Speaking of a Plain Geography Drive In Ars Poetica
Responsibility: Peter Abbs.


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These poems offer constant raids on the inarticulate, conducted with energy and resourcefulness on a range of fronts, from the familial to the cosmic. * PN Review * The poetry is impressive. * The Read more...

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