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The late Hugh McDiarmid wrote that 'Peter Russell is, in my opinion, a writer who has so far received nothing like due recognition...no one in Great Britain today has rendered anything like such disinterested, many-sided and sustained service to Poetry'. This selection from Peter Russell's work of many years illustrates the range of a poet who, in Kathleen Raine's words, has 'kept faith (as did his master Ezra Pound) with what is perhaps the greatest imaginative and philosophical conception of the European tradition, 'the Beautiful". Peter Jay's selection concentrates on his lyric poems but also includes examples of his longer, contemplative poems. Many of the poems are previously uncollected; these include notable additions to the much-admired oeuvre of Quintilius, of which "The Times", reviewing "The Elegies of Quintilius", wrote: '(They are) at once a translation and a criticism and must in the end be reckoned as neither, but as something rarer; a poem, a supreme fiction. They have the quality of authority that comes when a man achieves his own tone and pitch after a lifetime learning the craft of verse'.
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Peter Russell, born in Bristol in 1921, was editor of the influential magazine 'Nine' (1945-56). He left England in the early 1960s, and lived and taught in Germany, the USA, Canada, Iran and Italy, which was his main home since 1964.
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Book Description Anvil Press Poetry, London, 1984. Paperback. Condition: Good. First Edition. A paperback book in good to very good condition, no inscriptions in the book. Selected poems 1947-1975 edited by Peter Jay. Seller Inventory # 048821
Book Description 1984. Paperback. Condition: good. 0856460966. 1984, shelfwear, slight fading. Seller Inventory # 115021
Book Description Anvil Press Poetry, 1984. 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. Seller Inventory # 7400836
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Book Description Anvil Press Poetry, 1984., 1984. paperback, 8vo, 151pp, edges slightly browned, text clean and tight, no inscriptions, Very Good condition. ISBN: 0856460966. Seller Inventory # 165504
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Book Description Anvil Press, 1984. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. 1984. Anvil Press. Softback. Book - VG+. 8.5x5.5. 151pp. Seller Inventory # 996724
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Book Description Anvil Press, London, 1984 First Paperback Edition., 1984. 8vo. pp 151. Large format paperback. Signed presentation from the author on the title page to Daniel Abse, CBE, FRSL (1923 2014) well respected Welsh and Jewish poet who worked as a doctor much of his life, "To Dannie Abse, with admiration for your poetry, best wishes, Peter Russell 1985". ISBN: 0856460966 VG+. Seller Inventory # C22120