Harrison uses the Greek myth of Prometheus (who stole fire from the gods to give to man) as his starting point in this verse play, to address man's misuse and abuse of the environment.
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Tony Harrison was born in Leeds in 1937. His volumes of poetry include The Loiners (winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize), Continuous, v. (broadcast on Channel 4 in 1987, winning the Royal Television Society Award), The Gaze of the Gorgon (winner of the Whitbread Prize for Poetry) and Laureate's Block. Recognised as Britain's leading theatre and film poet, Tony Harrison has written extensively for the National Theatre, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the BBC, Channel 4, the RSC, and for unique ancient spaces in Greece, Austria and Japan. His film Black Daisies for the Bride won the Prix Italia in 1994; this and his volume of film/poems The Shadow of Hiroshima and Other Film/Poems and his feature film Prometheus are published by Faber & Faber. His most recent film/poem was Crossings (LWT), 2002. In 2007 his Collected Film Poetry was published by Faber and his Collected Poems by Penguin. His play, Fram, premiered at the National Theatre in 2008. Tony Harrison was awarded the first PEN/Pinter Prize in 2009.
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, London, 1998. Original Wraps. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Jacket, as Issued. First Edition. A Channel 4 film in association with the Arts Council of England written and directed by Tony Harrison. First impression of the true first edition with full number-string sequence on the publisher's prelims copyright page including the no. "1": 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1. Paperback original. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Twenty-three page introduction by Tony Harrison to the fore, written Terme di Caracalla Rome, Delphi, Greece, 1998. Very good in black and colour illustrated wrappers. Small surface scuffs to front wrapper. Surface scuff to bottom of rear wrapper where a price label has been removed. No fading. Light sporadic foxing to edges of text-block. Interior pages bright and clean. No inscriptions. No tears. No reading crease to spine. Spine tight. 214mm x 134mm. xxix prelim pages plus 86 text-pages. ***'In Tony Harrison's powerful and eloquent film, the words of an old cough-wracked ex-miner in a wrecked Yorkshire cinema reaffirm the defiance of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to man.' ***First impression of the true first edition. Uncommon. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Codice libro della libreria 3739
Descrizione libro Faber, London. Original Wraps. Condizione libro: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. Fine first printing in original wrappers. As new and unread. Codice libro della libreria 003763
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR004273967
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR004386162