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Collected Poems free pdf Michael Longley has been called 'one of the finest lyric poets of our time'. In assembling the work of forty years, his Collected Poems displays a brilliantly sustained achievement, whose depth, beauty and wit can now be fully appreciated. Longley's poetry combines intense concentration with remarkable variety. The formal and thematic range laid down in No Continuing City (1969) has undergone a series of rich metamorphoses up to Snow Water (2004), and the two new poems included here as an epilogue. Longley's genres span love poetry, war poetry, nature poetry, elegies, satires, verse epistles, poems that reflect on art and the art of poetry. He has extended the capacity of the lyric to absorb dark matter: the Great War, the Holocaust, the Northern Irish 'Troubles'. His poetic landscape intermingles Belfast (where he lives), western Ireland, Italy, Japan and Homeric Greece. Longley's superb translations from classical poets (such as 'Ceasefire', which greets the IRA ceasefire in terms of the Iliad) speak to contemporary issues.

About Michael Longley

Born in 1939, Michael Longley has received the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Wilfred Owen Award, the Irish Times Poetry Prize, the Librex Montale Prize, and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. Fran Brearton's study Reading Michael Longley (Bloodaxe Books) will also appear in 2006.

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Author : Michael Longley
Publisher : Jonathan Cape Ltd
Data Published : 05 October 2006
ISBN : 0224079271
EAN : 9780224079273
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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