The Roads PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Roads free pdf At the heart of David Kennedy's new collection is a sequence of elegies: for the poet's father, poets Jack Beeching, Ric Caddel and Kenneth Koch, the actor Anton Walbrook and the critic Nicholas Zurbrugg. These brilliantly crafted and deeply affecting poems seek out forms and language that are appropriate not only for their subjects but for the work of mourning and consolation at the beginning of the twenty-first century. What results is an exploration of poetry as behaviour and habitation. These concerns dominate "The Roads" as Kennedy guides readers on exterior and interior journeys that take in lives clinging to the stony plateaux of the Auvergne and the paintings of Egon Schiele or probe the beginnings of language and the inhospitable distortions of officialese. "The Roads" rejects hierarchies of poetic propriety and sees a mature, confident artist exploring the full range of his concerns with exuberance and originality. The book also brings Kennedy's much-admired sequence on Joseph Cornell's boxes to a wider audience.

About David Kennedy

David Kennedy was born in Leicester in 1959. He co-edited The New Poetry and is the author of New Relations: The Refashioning of British Poetry 1980-1994. He edited the magazine of innovative poetry and poetics The Paper from 2000 to 2004 and publishes widely on contemporary British and Irish poetry. His publications include three collections with Salt- The Dice Cup, translations of Max Jacob's prose poems with Christopher Pilling- the collaboration Eight Excursions with Rupert Loydell- and monographs on Douglas Dunn, on elegy, and on ekphrasis in contemporary British poetry. David lives in Sheffield with his wife, the artist and poet Christine Kennedy.

Details Book

Author : David Kennedy
Publisher : Salt Publishing
Data Published : 10 December 2004
ISBN : 1844711072
EAN : 9781844711079
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Roads



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • All Roads Lead to Calvary free pdfAll Roads Lead to Calvary

    All Roads Lead to the Sea is a first collection of poetry from a young Bulgarian immigrant poet. Her work had already attracted considerable attention. with a special issue of Poetry New Zealand featuring her poems..


  • Kick Kennedy  :  The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy  ... free pdfKick Kennedy : The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy ...

    Kathleen Kick Kennedy was the incandescent life-force of the fabled Kennedy family. her father s acknowledged favorite of all the children and her brother Jack s psychological twin..


  • Killing Kennedy  :  The End of Camelot free pdfKilling Kennedy : The End of Camelot

    A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

    In this #1 New York Times Bestseller. the anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor "recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy - and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath..


  • Killing Kennedy  :  The End of Camelot free pdfKilling Kennedy : The End of Camelot

    A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

    In this #1 New York Times Bestseller. the anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor "recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy - and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath..


  • Killing Kennedy  :  The End of Camelot free pdfKilling Kennedy : The End of Camelot

    A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

    In this #1 New York Times Bestseller. the anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor "recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy - and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath..


  • The Roads free pdfThe Roads

    . At the heart of David Kennedy's new collection is a sequence of elegies: for the poet's father, poets Jack Beeching, Ric Caddel and Kenneth Koch, the actor Anton Walbrook and the critic Nicholas Zur