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The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass.

Clifton, Harry.

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ISBN 10: 1852249358 / ISBN 13: 9781852249359
Verlag: Highgreen, Bloodaxe Books, 2012
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15,7 cm x 23,43 cm. 95 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent, close to new condition. Loosely inserted is an original press-release for this publication. Includes for example the following poems: Little Jerusalem / The Crystalline Heaven / Stavrogin and the Lame Girl / Skellig Michael / Deep Ulster etc etc. Harry Clifton (born 1952) is an Irish poet. He was born in Dublin, but has lived in Africa and Asia, as well as more recently in continental Europe. He has published five collections of poems in Ireland and the United Kingdom, including The Liberal Cage (1988) and The Desert Route: Selected Poems 1973–1988 (1992). Wake Forest University Press, Clifton's publisher in North America, published his newest volume, Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004, in 2007, which won the 2008 Irish Times Poetry Now Award. His poems have been translated into several European languages, and Le Canto d'Ulysse, his selected poems in French, was published in 1996. Among many awards, he has received the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, two Arts Council Bursaries in Literature, and the Irish Times Poetry Now Award, the top poetry prize in Ireland. Clifton was an International Fellow at the University of Iowa, has represented Ireland at the Iowa International Writers' Program, and has been Poet-in-Residence at The Frost Place in New Hampshire. He returned to Ireland in 2004, and now teaches at University College Dublin. He is a member of Aosdána. On June 30, 2010, Clifton was named as Ireland Professor of Poetry for a three-year tenure. (Wikipedia). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 43121AB

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Titel: The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass.

Verlag: Highgreen, Bloodaxe Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

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At once a reckoning with a lost political legacy, a meditation on love, marriage and middle age, and a reaching back into foreign ancestry, The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass is Harry Clifton's fullest and most ambitious attempt so far to bring together, in a single book, the discordant elements of an evolving Ireland, as it discovers itself, through public and private destinies, in the 21st century. Harry Clifton is one of the finest and most widely travelled poets of his generation. He returned to Ireland in 2004, after sixteen years abroad, and began writing and publishing the poems that culminate, after seven years, in this timely new collection. He has published five other books of poetry, most recently Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004 (2007), winner of the Irish Times / Poetry Now Award. His other books include On the Spine of Italy (1999), his prose study of an Abruzzese mountain community, and Berkeley's Telephone (2007), a collection of short fiction. He now lives in Dublin and is currently Ireland Professor of Poetry.


At once a reckoning with a lost political legacy, a meditation on love, marriage and middle age, and a reaching back into foreign ancestry, this book is Harry Clifton's ambitious attempt to bring together the discordant elements of an evolving Ireland through public and private destinies in the 21st century.

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