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Tarkovsky's Horses and Other Poems - Pia Tafdrup

Tarkovsky's Horses and Other Poems

Paperback Published: 27th January 2010
ISBN: 9781852248376
Number Of Pages: 160

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Pia Tafdrup writes: ' Tarkovsky's Horses is about loss in a double sense. The themes of the poems are my father's increasing forgetfulness, his loss of his faculties and then my loss of a father. The book is a poetic portrayal of the course of an illness for which science has few words - my father begins to suffer from dementia, and then he has to go into a nursing home, where he dies. Disintegration of identity and its inexorable progress are followed through every phase, in a concrete and naked form that makes use of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The poems about a father who forgets more and more are set in a border landscape which is also not without its comical aspects. The poems narrate the drama of what it is to be a human being.'

ISBN: 9781852248376
ISBN-10: 1852248378
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 27th January 2010
Publisher: BLOODAXE BOOKS LTD
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 0.51
Weight (kg): 0.09

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