From The Neanderthal (Paperback)
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From The Neanderthal (Paperback)

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Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 27/04/2010
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The poems in Adam Thorpe's latest collection are concerned with the continuum between two worlds: the lived present and the felt past. With the attentive care of an archaeologist he uncovers and examines fragments - from a personal history or the historic past - and rebuilds the narrative: a fossil in Hitler's stadium, a wedding photograph, marks on the wall where an eighteenth-century priest was shot. With formal dexterity and rhythmic assurance, these versatile, subtle poems investigate the vertiginous dynamic of history - where a shard of stone stands for civilisation, where a silver of memory becomes a life re-lived. After nine years, during which time he has emerged as one of Britain's most powerful and innovative novelists, Adam Thorpe now returns - triumphantly - to poetry.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224090889
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 54 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 4 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Writer with exceptional gifts." -- Peter Kemp * Sunday Times *
"Verve and intelligence... a beauty of feeling and language." -- Douglas Dunn * Evening Standard *
"Excellent... Thorpe's poems are finely scored for the voice, but they go beyond the recognisable into the mystical." -- Peter Porter * Observer *
"Erudite, observant, an artist with the language." -- Martyn Crucefix * Poetry Review *
"It's hard to imagine greater skill or concision... There are never going to be many poets in any generation who leave you strapped for superlatives; excitingly, Thorpe is one of them." -- Robert Ports * Literary Review *

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