H, v., and O: The Poetry of Tony Harrison

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780719052958: H, v., and O: The Poetry of Tony Harrison
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

H, v. and O: Poetry of Tony Harrison New H, v. and O: Poetry of Tony Harrison [Jul 02, 1998] Byrne, Sandie

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Synopsis:

The letters "H", "v." and "O" are central to the poetry of Tony Harrison. "H" in the play "The Big H", and many of Harrison's poems on language and class, stands for dropped aitches - missed rungs on his "ladder of aspiration" and for the chain of association he makes from the (h)owl of the Leeds City coat of arms, to Herod, H-block, H-omb and Hiroshima. "H" is also celebrated in its absence, in loving reaffirmations of the bonds of dialect, class and family. The verses/versus of Harrison's most controversial piece, "v.", are echoed in the "v-signs" and other invective of the angry dispossessed to whom his polyphonic writing gives a voice. "V" also stands for victory, the dearly bought victories of wars, explored with the concomitant themes of imperialism and political propaganda. The black "O" haunts Harrison's work. The abyss - the nothingness of death, the extinction of personality, of art, of species, perhaps even of humankind - is figured in black, burnt-out circles, pits, mines and empty skies. Its obverse is another "O", where life is affirmed - the acting circle of Harrison's theatre work.

About the Author:

Sandie Byrne is Lecturer in English at Balliol College, Oxford.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used
Condition: Good
Ships from the UK. Former Library... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: 4
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780719052941: H, v., and O: The Poetry of Tony Harrison

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0719052947 ISBN 13: 9780719052941
Publisher: Manchester University Press, 1998
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Byrne, Sandie
Published by Manchester University Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0719052955 ISBN 13: 9780719052958
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)

Book Description Manchester University Press, 1998. Condition: Good. 0th Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP90995553

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
0.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Byrne, Sandie
Published by Manchester University Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0719052955 ISBN 13: 9780719052958
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)

Book Description Manchester University Press, 1998. Condition: Good. 0th Edition. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP95910056

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
0.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Byrne, Sandie
ISBN 10: 0719052955 ISBN 13: 9780719052958
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR006616563

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
6.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Byrne, Sandie
ISBN 10: 0719052955 ISBN 13: 9780719052958
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR005110934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
6.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Byrne, S
Published by Manchester University Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0719052955 ISBN 13: 9780719052958
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Anybook Ltd.
(Lincoln, United Kingdom)

Book Description Manchester University Press, 1998. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,450grams, ISBN:9780719052958. Seller Inventory # 7990264

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
5.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Sandie Byrne
Published by Manchester University Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0719052955 ISBN 13: 9780719052958
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Anybook Ltd.
(Lincoln, United Kingdom)

Book Description Manchester University Press, 1998. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,450grams, ISBN:9780719052958. Seller Inventory # 7236251

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
8.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds