Henry Reed, best-known perhaps for his much anthologized Second-World-War poem, "Naming of Parts," published only one book of poems in his lifetime--A Map of Verona. Writer of numerous radio plays and a fine translator, he never collected his many poems for a second book. This is the first collected edition of Reed's poems, including "Lessons of the War", A Map of Verona, and many works never before published. It includes an introduction giving biographical information and critical commentary on the poems, and notes on sources, as well as some of Reed's own handwritten manuscript comments.
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Charles Tomlinson is an editor, a critic, a translator, an artist, and an internationally acclaimed poet. He is the author of Cracks in the Universe and Skywriting.Review:
'Tomlinson insists, and he has a right to insist, that he is as authentic a voice of modern Britain as Larkin is - Only in the great poets is content so intimately married to form'. - Donald Davie 'Against the word as spectacle, Tomlinson opposes the concept - a very English one - of the world as event - He is fascinated - with his eyes open: a lucid fascination - by the universal busyness, the continuous generation and degeneration of things'. - Octavio Paz 'He has divided his line according to a new measure learned, perhaps, for a new world. It gives a refreshing rustle or seething to the words which bespeak the entrance of a new life'. - William Carlos Williams. 'Tomlinson, born in 1927, is a unique voice in contemporary English poetry, and has been a satellite of excellence for the past 50 years' David Morley, Guardian. 'Few poets are as natural or as exact as Charles Tomlinson - it's as if all his experience is waiting to be trapped'. Matthew Sweeney, Observer.
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Book Description Viking Pr, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140083839