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Open Workings : ELEANOR BRASCH - Iain Bamforth

Open Workings


Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781857542578
Number Of Pages: 80

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Iain Bamforth's third collection applies carnival licence to various kinds of histories: personal, symbolic, ethnographic, social—even to a history of representations in the 101 epigrams and “autographemes” that make up the Paris sequence “Impediments.” Away from the city, the narratives of patients based on his experience as a country doctor in the south west of Scotland, and the poems set in a mining town in the Australian outback, contribute to the social history of their communities as they examine how far a rural doctor—“a fortunate man” in John Berger's phrase—can negotiate against the sheer weight of common sense.

Mountains and Valleysp. 11
The Country Called Commitmentp. 12
Going Outp. 13
The Ice Factoryp. 14
Muir's Horsesp. 15
My Friends and the Mountainp. 16
Zoo Newsp. 17
Love and Logicp. 18
Thingsp. 19
Between the Rhins and the Macharsp. 20
Religion, Science, Politicsp. 24
Empty Meeting Placesp. 25
Westward Sailing Dissentersp. 27
A Glory Holep. 29
The Man Williamp. 30
A Whale Full of Believersp. 31
Numbersp. 32
The Fever Hospitalp. 33
Boyp. 35
Don't Stop Herep. 38
A Clear Thoughtp. 39
The Pinnaclesp. 40
Fuse Wirep. 41
Shortsp. 42
Sham Umbrellasp. 44
Swimming on Dry Landp. 45
Gob Roadp. 46
The Cagesp. 47
A Hole in the Worldp. 48
The Water Towerp. 49
Back, Brother, Backp. 51
Up and Down the Ayr Roadp. 52
A View of Luce Bayp. 54
Seven Kingdomsp. 59
Gut Bucketp. 60
MacCaig's Fieldp. 60
Slogansp. 61
The Way It Worksp. 62
Scant Resourcesp. 62
Plover Eggs in a Field of Pumpkinsp. 63
Critical Theoryp. 63
Enemy of the Peoplep. 64
Long Perspectivesp. 65
A Shiningp. 66
Graham's Landingp. 66
Ancient Radio Dreamp. 67
Bones and Feathersp. 68
Two Mindsp. 68
A Small Exchange of Airp. 69
Spilt Milkp. 69
Last Statementp. 70
A Lungfishp. 71
Knock and Maizep. 71
Radiant Formsp. 72
Six Trenchant Observationsp. 73
On Airyhemming Farmp. 74
Mutations from Hafizp. 75
Sympathetic Healingp. 75
Flight or Frightp. 76
Early Voyagerp. 77
A Loss of Kindp. 77
Subjects and Objectsp. 78
Statistics for Beginnersp. 79
Impedimentsp. 80
Unsystematic Anatomyp. 93
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ISBN: 9781857542578
ISBN-10: 1857542576
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 27th February 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.13

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