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Plato's Ladder : Oxford Poets S. - Stephen Romer

Plato's Ladder

Oxford Poets S.

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9780192829863
Number Of Pages: 80

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Idols established Stephen Romer as a poet of tempering wit, philosophicaleloquence, and emotional candour. This long-awaited second volume develops manyof the same themes, but the scope is considerably broadened.'Plato's Ladder' is an emblem of aspiration, and many of the poems explore thattheme, or compulsion, as it is experienced in art, but also in the less serenehistories of personal relationships. The recurrent shocks and consolations oftime and memory are continually recorded in an attempt to make sense of them.The poet's approach and location vary from the boldly direct to the ironicretrospect.

On the Golden Isle, Amboisep. 9
Adult Singlep. 10
Workp. 11
The Workp. 12
The Inimitablep. 14
The Other Housep. 16
Beneath the Treep. 18
Cucaratxap. 20
Mythologies 1: Temptationp. 22
Mythologies 2: Painterp. 22
Mythologies 3: Virginp. 23
The Master in Italyp. 24
Bellagiop. 25
Cautionary Talep. 29
Portrait: Premature Mid-Lifep. 30
Departuresp. 32
Serenissimap. 33
Maltese Fireworksp. 34
On the Shiantsp. 35
Olivia on the Hebridesp. 36
Plato's Ladder: a Dialoguep. 38
The Weight of Itp. 39
In the Countryp. 40
Picardyp. 41
Successionp. 43
Trustp. 44
Roissy, December 1987p. 45
For Paulp. 47
Petit Airp. 48
Prophecyp. 49
At a Glimpsep. 50
Val de Loirep. 51
Tablet of the Lawp. 54
The Titansp. 55
Westward-Hop. 56
Lodzp. 57
Night Lifep. 62
Sweet Confusionp. 64
Sailing to Sopotp. 66
Dissidentp. 68
Tea for the Native Speakerp. 69
In a Polish Forestp. 71
All Soulsp. 72
The Satrapp. 74
A Letter from Americap. 76
The Heroesp. 78
Author's Notep. 79
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ISBN: 9780192829863
ISBN-10: 0192829866
Series: Oxford Poets S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.11

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