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A Trick of Sunlight: Poems free pdf In his new collection of poems, Dick Davis, the acclaimed author of "Belonging", addresses themes that he has long worked with - travel, the experience of being a stranger, the clash of cultures, the vagaries of love, the pleasures and epiphanies of meaning that art allows us. But "A Trick of Sunlight" introduces a new theme that revolves around the idea of happiness - is it possible, must it be illusory, is its fleetingness an essential part of its nature so that disillusion is inevitable? Many of the poems are shaded by the poet's awareness of growing older, and by the ways that this both shuts down many of life's possibilities and frees us from their demands. The levity of some verses here is something of a departure for Davis, but his insights can be mordant too, revealing darknesses as often as they invoke frivolity. As Davis's readers have come to expect, the poems in "A Trick of Sunlight" aim at the aesthetic satisfactions that accompany accurate observations expressed with wit, intelligence, and grace. But they achieve as well an immediacy and rawness of vision that seem to belie his careful craft.

About Dick Davis

Dick Davis was born in Portsmouth, England. He is a professor of Persian at Ohio State University. He has published translations of prose from Italian and poetry and prose from Persian, and six books of his own poetry. His most recent collection, Belonging, was chosen by The Economist as a "Book of the Year" for 2002.

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Author : Dick Davis
Publisher : Swallow Press
Data Published : 15 June 2006
ISBN : 0804010889
EAN : 9780804010887
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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