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De Chirico's Threads : ELEANOR BRASCH - Carol Rumens

De Chirico's Threads


Paperback Published: 14th June 2010
ISBN: 9781854115348
Number Of Pages: 100

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De Chirico's Threads, the new collection of poems from Carol Rumens features an unusual centre-piece, a verse-play, fizzing with ideas and surrealist imagery, based on the life and work of the Italian painter Georges De Chirico, as well as forty pages of distinctive and beautifully crafted individual poems by one of the UK's best poets. An acute socio-political awareness, sometimes satirical, sometimes tender, inspires a number of pieces such as the distopian vision of '2084', while 'The Tadpole goddess'is a clever alternative nature poem. Her delight in form is displayed in the series 'Six Sonnets on Petrarchan Themes'. Also here are poems about various places in London, such as the Crystal Palace rail Station and 'East Ending' which celebrates an old music hall. Sophisticated, playful, relevant and humane, a new collection by Carol Rumens is not to be missed.

Industry Reviews

'But suddenly Carol Rumens's Blind Spots arrives, her best work ever. Philosophical, playful, with umpteen forms expertly managed, Rumens explores her fusion of the personal and political. There is no word out of place... this collection will be read decades from now - ' Bill Greenwell in the Independent

ISBN: 9781854115348
ISBN-10: 1854115340
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 100
Published: 14th June 2010
Publisher: Poetry Wales Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.14

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