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Memories of Summers in Brist near Gradac and other Poems

Besford, Sonja

Verlag: Ambit Books, London, 2006
ISBN 10: 0900055081 / ISBN 13: 9780900055089
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Titel: Memories of Summers in Brist near Gradac and...

Verlag: Ambit Books, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: paperback

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Soft cover in a very good condition with light wear to corners and edges. Contents very good, text bright and tight throughout. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 166837

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Inhaltsangabe: In Sonja Besford’s startling new collection memories are called up – but not just of summers: memories also of love and of war, memories carried by objects (a coffin speaks, a blanket speaks), memories held by Sonja’s ancestors, by soldiers, businessmen, gangsters, a love-crazed ghost, a lamenting cat, a widow ‘mistress to unpredictable whirlwinds and solitary dreams’. The many voices in these mesmerising poems transport us into a world of sharp contrasts, from the ‘heat hazing away in the distance’ in Lagos in 1973, to the cold ‘winter of merciless sanctions’ in Belgrade in 1993. The book ends with the recollections of a group of meditative trees, the willow tree poet ‘fast dream-spinning’ and honoured by the ‘persistent stare’ of the moon. The enticing poems in memories of summers in brist near gradac launch Ambit Books’ series of collections by poets Here from Elsewhere.

Über den Autor: Sonja Batinic´-Besford is one of four sisters born in Belgrade. Her three sisters still live there but Sonja came to Britain as a student and says she was trapped into marriage (without even being pregnant). She lives in London and visits Belgrade frequently.

Apart from her work as a playwright and critic, Sonja has published six books including: Kako Uloviti Talasona (How to catch a Thalasson), a collection of short stories, published by Prosveta in 1992; Lovci vremena (Hunters of Time), a novel published by Stubovi Kulture in 1997; and Arrivals & Departures, a book of poetry written in English and published by the Association of Serbian Writers Abroad in 2002. memories of summers in brist near gradac is her seventh book, and is dedicated to a class of Belgrade children of whom she and her husband have been patrons for the last eight years. All the poems in the book have been written directly in English.

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