Dancers in Daylight: Poems 1995-2002 (Paperback)Anthony Howell (author)
Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 15/06/2003
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In the title poem, set in Rome, a chance meeting with the dying Rudolf Nureyev strikes the poet, himself a dancer, as hallucinatory. Along with the poems prompted by his mother's death, it is one of several unsettling poems in this collection. Yet a celebratory strain runs through the book, providing a counter-balance: there are poems which celebrate active life, vigorous sexuality, and the subtle steps of the tango. The result is a characteristically robust and varied collection which continues the vein of subtle dandyism for which Howell is renowned.
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 207 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 11 mm
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