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Riassunto: From one of the most important British poets at work today comes a brilliant new collection that meditates on human battles past and present, on youth and age, on monsters and underdogs, on the life of nations and the individual heart.
In Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid, we meet a writer who speaks naturally, and with frankness and restraint, for his culture. Armitage witnesses the pathos of women at work in the mock-Tudor Merrie England coffeehouses and gives us a backstage take on the world of Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger. He makes a gift to the reader of the sympathy and misery and grit buried in his nation’s collective consciousness: in the distant battle depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry and in the daily lives and petty crimes of ordinary people. In poems that are sometimes lyrical, sometimes brash and comic, and full of living voices, the extraordinary and the mythic grow out of the ordinary, and figures of diminishment and tragedy shine forth as mysterious, uncelebrated exemplars. Armitage tells us ruefully that “the future was a beautiful place, once,” and with a steady eye out for the odd mystery or joyous scrap of experience, examines our complex present instead.
AFTER THE HURRICANE
Some storm that was, to shoulder-charge the wall
in my old man’s back yard and knock it flat.
But the greenhouse is sound, the chapel of glass
we glazed one morning. We glazed with morning.
And so is the hut. And so is the shed.
We sit in the ruins and drink. He smokes.
Back when, we would have built that wall again.
But today it’s enough to drink and smoke
amongst mortar and bricks, here at the empire’s end.
About the Author: Simon Armitage is the author of eleven previous books of poetry, including Zoom!, a Poetry Society Book Choice. He is also the author of two novels, the best-selling memoir All Points North, a new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and most recently, The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer’s Epic. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, a Forward Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Literary Award. He lives in West Yorkshire and is a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, London, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 66pp. Grey cloth with black lettering on spine. Touch of creasing to tip of tail of spine. Otherwise in fine condition. No inscriptions. Appears unread. Black end papers. Red unclipped dust jacket with black and light blue lettering on face and spine. Sun fading to colour of fore edges of dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 008373
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, London, 2006. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good +. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good +. First Edition. Spine of d/w slightly faded else very nice copy, signed on title-page Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 25007
Descrizione libro London Faber and Faber Limited 2006, 2006. Condizione libro: As New. First Edition, first impression, with printing sequence line '10 987654321'. Publisher's grey paper covered boards and black lettering to spine, black endpapers. Clear, removable, archival protective sleeve fitted to dust-jacket. Octavo. pp. , 72. A book in Fine condition in a Fine dust-jacket which is not price-clipped. Codice libro della libreria 101025
Descrizione libro London, Faber & Faber, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Fine as issued in grey boards with black end papers in Fine loosely protected dust jacket. Signed by the author to the title page. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria A1717