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Leaf and the Marble : ELEANOR BRASCH - Iain Crichton-Smith

Leaf and the Marble


Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781857544008
Number Of Pages: 80

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In his fifth collection for Carcanet, Crichton Smith’s powers prove undiminished. In what is essentially an extended love poem to his wife, The Leaf and the Marble begins as a holiday in Italy, and is transformed into an exploration of the founding myths of classical Rome. With the legend of Aeneas and Dido playing a central role, the poems explore the violence and cruelty of Roman society and contrast this with the world of Nature. While Crichton Smith contends that Rome was founded on the denial of love, the poetry in this collection is a testament to the enduring and humane potential of that love.

ISBN: 9781857544008
ISBN-10: 1857544005
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.6  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.1

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