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The Resource Bluestone : new and selected poems, James Lasdun

Bluestone : new and selected poems, James Lasdun

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Bluestone : new and selected poems
Title
Bluestone
Title remainder
new and selected poems
Statement of responsibility
James Lasdun
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A generous selection that shows the poet James Lasdun at his lyrically inventive best Two men grapple with jumper cables, trying "to make a stand // in this last corner of our realm; machinery." A man on his way to see his therapist encounters a female police officer in an elevator and feels himself regressing to "the original essence, the masculine / criminal salt." A teenager is tricked into eating a spoonful of lime pickle by his girlfriend's father. An Englishman in the Catskills ponders the nature of exile, is chased by yellow jackets, gets a haircut. James Lasdun's subjects are often quotidian--but his treatment of them never is. Under his transformative gaze, the familiar becomes strange, the local becomes foreign, and the minor becomes epic. Lasdun has been winning acclaim since his first collection, 1988's A Jump Start--Helen Vendler has lauded his ability to give "brisk shape to contemporary and classical events"; The New York Times has praised the "sharp, slicing imagery" of his work. Now, in Bluestone, which selects from all three of his previous collections and includes poems from his fourth, Water Sessions, previously available only in the U.K., readers will be able to appreciate the full sweep of this capacious talent: his delicate wit, his gift for invention, his keen observational eye. It is a gathering that affirms Lasdun's position as, to quote Anthony Hecht, one of "the most gifted, vivid, and deft poets now writing in English.""--
  • "A selection of poems spanning the career of noted British poet James Lasdun"--
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Lasdun, James
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Literary form
non fiction
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Poetry
Label
Bluestone : new and selected poems, James Lasdun
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Publication
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9780374220556
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014039380
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896126829
  • (OCoLC)ocn896126829
  • 720211
Label
Bluestone : new and selected poems, James Lasdun
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9780374220556
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014039380
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896126829
  • (OCoLC)ocn896126829
  • 720211

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