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Elder [electronic resource]
Elder [electronic resource]
Constantine, David2014
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Many of the poems in his latest collection spring from particular localities: Scilly, the North of England, Southern France, the Aegean, Wales; others from certain places (loci) in literature and mythology. Inspired by such ‘local habitations' and the people who live there, the poems of Elder express gratitude and loyalty, but also grief at every harm and death. Published on his 70th birthday, David Constantine's tenth book of poetry sounds many personal elegiac notes as well as – in the story of Erysichthon, for example – anxiety at the abuse of Earth, but there is also much celebration of love, beauty and the hope and aspiration in human beings to live well in the time allowed.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Bloodaxe Books, 2014
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1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781780371313
Language:
English
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BRN:
3031274
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