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The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass.

Clifton, Harry.

Verlag: Highgreen, Bloodaxe Books, 2012
ISBN 10: 1852249358 / ISBN 13: 9781852249359
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Titel: The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass.

Verlag: Highgreen, Bloodaxe Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012


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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Inhaltsangabe: 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.

Über den Autor: Harry Clifton was born in Dublin in 1952, but has travelled widely in Africa and Asia, as well as more recently in Europe. He won the Patrick Kavanagh award in 1981 and has been the recipient of fellowships in Germany, France, the United States and Australia. He has published five collections of poems, including The Desert Route: Selected Poems 1973-88 and Night Train through the Brenner, all from Gallery Press, with The Desert Route co-published by Bloodaxe Books in Britain. On the Spine of Italy, his prose study of an Abruzzese mountain community, was published by Macmillan in 1999. A collection of his short fiction, Berkeley's Telephone, appeared from Lilliput Press in 2000. His previous collection of poems Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004 was published by Wake Forest in 2007 and won the Irish Times Poetry Now award. His latest collection is The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass, published by Bloodaxe Books in Britain and Ireland, and by Wake Forest University Press in the USA. He has taught in Bremen and Bordeaux universities, as well as Trinity College and University College Dublin. He returned to Ireland in 2004 and is currently Ireland Professor of Poetry.

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