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Thumb's Width : ELEANOR BRASCH - John Redmond

Thumb's Width


Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781857545098
Number Of Pages: 96

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The title of "Thumb's Width", from the German "Daumenbreite" (roughly equivalent to an inch), indicates the book's preoccupation with the miniature. Sketching the childhood relationship between two brothers, the poems often settle on small objects - shrimps, cigarettes, "cat's eyes", plastic soldiers - to which childhoods may become attached. Beginning with the west coast of Ireland, particularly the tiny islands where human settlement has ceased, the book travels outward, geographically and thematically, through a wide variety of lyric, comic and dramatic forms. These patterns act to include the smaller, remembered patterns of an Irish childhood into the larger shapes of adulthood and the adult world.

War and Peacep. 11
Warpaintp. 12
Shrimpsp. 13
Charlie and Joep. 14
The Sea Racep. 16
A Bridge on the Corribp. 17
Hide and Seekp. 18
Feenish Islandp. 19
St. MacDara's Islandp. 20
Bottleshipp. 21
Insular Soundsp. 22
The Gazing Assp. 23
Her Bonnetp. 24
the Artist's Daughterp. 25
Tree-Spiritp. 26
Our Kitchen Darknessp. 27
Let's Not Get Ahead of Ourselvesp. 28
The Hearsep. 29
Aurorap. 30
Voyager 2: A Valedictionp. 31
On the Waterp. 32
Where Turquoise Beginsp. 33
Christmas Presentp. 34
Rolep. 35
Freezep. 36
Meeting to Trace out our Dayp. 37
Altitudep. 38
Coming Down to Scotlandp. 39
A View of the Capitalp. 40
Sloanep. 41
Dexys?p. 42
The Whitest Lawp. 43
Bangp. 44
High Tablep. 45
The Highp. 46
The Decoyp. 47
Big Brothersp. 49
Ksp. 50
The Last Hitchhikerp. 51
Before and Afterp. 52
Mr. Osborne Callsp. 53
VWp. 54
The Embankmentp. 55
In the Shadow of the Housep. 56
Through Blue Harboursp. 57
Perhaps Thenp. 58
Beadp. 60
Daumenbreitep. 64
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ISBN: 9781857545098
ISBN-10: 1857545095
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 27th February 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.1

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