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God's Gift to Women : Faber Poetry - Don Paterson

God's Gift to Women

Faber Poetry

Paperback Published: 3rd January 1998
ISBN: 9780571177622
Number Of Pages: 80

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Awarded the Forward Prize for the best first collection of 1993, Don Paterson's Nil Nil introduced readers to an already mature and striking poetic personality. Formally intrepid, master of a copious vocabulary, a flamboyant jokester and connoisseur of the macabre, the young writer cut an immediately distinctive dash.

God's Gift to Women continues the adventure into deeper and darker territory. It includes 'A Private Bottling', which won first prize in the 1994 Arvon Poetry Competition, and a sequel to the earlier tour de force, 'The Alexandrian Library', as well as poems addressing the perennial obsessions of sex, drink, music, death and trains. A new, delicately lyrical touch is also in evidence.

Industry Reviews

"'A terrific, intelligent, lyrical, delicate, lovely piece of work.' A. L. Kennedy 'It is the very height of his standards that set him apart. He remains one of the best young poets around.' John Redmond; 'Lyrical yet austere, straight-talking but at ease with eloquence... some of the most outstanding poems published this year.' Helen Dunmore"

Prologuep. 1
10.45: Dundee Ward Roadp. 3
Addendap. 4
00:00: Law Tunnelp. 6
from 1001 Nights: The Early Yearsp. 8
The Scale of Intensityp. 9
The Chartres of Gowriep. 11
11:00: Baldovanp. 12
Les Sixp. 14
A Private Bottlingp. 15
To Cut It Shortp. 19
21:00: Baldragonp. 20
Homesick Paterson, Live at the Blue Bannock, Thursop. 21
The Undeadp. 23
Buggeryp. 24
God's Gift to Womenp. 25
Actaeonp. 34
01:00: Rosemillp. 35
The Loverp. 36
Imperialp. 37
Poemp. 38
On Going to Meet a Zen Master in the Kyushu Mountains and Not Finding Himp. 39
Little Coronap. 40
11:00: Dronleyp. 41
The Alexandrian Library, Part II: The Return of the Bookp. 42
Postmodernp. 51
19:00: Auchterhousep. 52
from Advice to Young Husbandsp. 53
14:50: Rosekinghallp. 54
Candlebirdp. 55
Siestap. 56
Notesp. 57
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ISBN: 9780571177622
ISBN-10: 057117762X
Series: Faber Poetry
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 3rd January 1998
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1