Paul Durcan is one of Ireland's most popular and controversial poets. Since the publication of his first book in 1967, he has made satirical, celebratory and moving poetry out of his and his country's fortunes and misfortunes. This collection a number of new poems as well as poems from "Endsville", "Teresa's Bar", "The Berlin Wall Cafe", and "Going Home to Russia". The author's book "Daddy, Daddy" won the Whitbread Poetry Award in 1990.
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"To have heard him adds another pleasure to the reading of the work- but the voice speaks clearly on the page in poems of harrowing intimacy, politics and love. He holds a mirror up to himself: but we can see ourselves over his shoulder, whoever we are" -- Carol Ann Duffy Guardian "Durcan's... tall stories, dialogues and choruses, remind us that poetry can have popular reach and embody a genuinely countrywide spirit, without sacrificing integrity" -- Glyn Maxwell Independent on Sunday "Durcan's mastery of tone, his manic confidentiality, his blithe expositions of the seemingly unthinkable, his hypnotic repetitions of what other poets would hardly dare to utter once, all help to give [his work] an air of audacious authority unique in contemporary poetry" -- Brendan Kennnelly Irish Times "For him poetry is story-telling and his stories are told in a direct fashion that makes them totally accessible... Paul Durcan's poetry sings" -- Roger McGough Sunday Tribune "Like all first-class comedians, he is deadly serious" -- Terry Eagleton StandAbout the Author:
Paul Durcan is one of Ireland's foremost poets. He was born in Dublin in 1944. His first book, Endsville (1967), has been followed by more than twenty others, including The Berlin Wall Cafe (a Poetry Book Society Choice in 1985), Daddy, Daddy (winner of the Whitbread Award for Poetry in 1990), Cries of an Irish Caveman: New Poems (2001), The Art of Life (2004) and The Laughter of Mothers (2008). In 2009 he published a selection of his work from the previous forty years in one volume, Life is a Dream. In 2001 Paul Durcan received a Cholmondeley Award. He was the Ireland Professor of Poetry 2004-2007. In 2009 he was conferred with an honorary degree by Trinity College, Dublin. He is a member of Aosdana.
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Book Description Harvill an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers with The Blackstaff Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Near Fine/Very Good Interior is clean except for a po name on the title page. 1 st printing. Dj has moderate wear along the top edge and mild discoloration. Looks nice in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 8714x
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Book Description Harpercollins Publishers (Harper Collins), London, United Kingdom, 1993. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Eleventh Reprint. Hardcover with red boards and pictorial (paper) dust jacket, Eleventh Reprint, 525gms, 268pages, blank endpapers. This book contains Paul Durcan's new collection of poems entitled "A snail in My Prime", as well as the author's own selection from his life's work. Book is in very good condition with no visible general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with very mild shelf wear, some discolouration and staining to dust jacket, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # POE7
Book Description Harvill/Harper Collins/The Blackstaff Press, London, UK, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. 1st Edition 1st Impression in a Fine Dust Jacket, Signed by the author on the title page.SIGNED [For . .,Love X - Paul Durcan,Belfast,May13,1993]. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000258
Book Description Harvill/Harper Collins/The Blackstaff Press, London, UK, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with the number "1" to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in a as New Dust Jacket which has a 'SIGNED' book shop label to the front panel. Signed by Paul Durcan to the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 002809