The early years of poet P.J. Kavanagh's life made little sense to him until "something extraordinary happened" - his meeting with Sally, the "perfect stranger". This record of the uniqueness of human love provides the poet's tribute of thanks to his muse.
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'To hear the truth so devastatingly and yet so joyfully encountered is rare in an age where autobiography has been flattened by the massed weight of political and public reminiscence. This autobiography, from its beginning to its bitter end, is a celebration of joy: joy in youth, in woman, in male camaraderie, in the struggle of art, in married love.' Times Literary Supplement --Times Literary SupplementAbout the Author:
Born in 1931, P. J. Kavanagh is a poet, writer, actor, lecturer and broadcaster. The Perfect Stranger was awarded the Richard Hillary Prize in 1966, and his novel A Song and Dance won the 1968 Guardian Fiction Prize. Among his many publications are six novels (two for younger readers), a travel autobiography and many poetry collections, including Collected Poems, which won the Cholmondeley Award, and New Selected Poems, published in 2014.
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Book Description Flamingo, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006541089