Now and for a Time (Paperback)
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Now and for a Time (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 04/07/2002
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Throughout his long and prolific career, John Fuller has been admired for the way in which he melds levity with serious reflection. In this beautiful new collection of twenty-one poems he proves himself, once again, a true master of this art. They take us from birth to death: from a baby's first delightful babblings, to the dignified, measured words of a man surveying his life and marriage, and looking forward into the unknown. There are moments of great joie de vivre, of pleasure in the earthy things of life; and yet, beyond, there is always a sense of a vaster, more elusive universe. The snorting of the horses in a field in 'Dreams', the egret on the rock in 'Sentinel': these are nature's mysteries. To make sense of these, we have language and music. Celebratory, playful, reconciled to the questions that will not be answered, these poems exude a miraculous kind of peace and understanding: 'A point of closure that allows the next/Inevitable sentence to begin'.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780701173517
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 95 g
Dimensions: 214 x 135 x 7 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Fuller's poetry can be seen to build a bridge of boats between light verse and solemn energy with the best technique of anyone writing in Britain now" -- Peter Porter
"For a large number of writers... the decisive influence" -- James Fenton
"Fuller has continued to write as no one doubts he can: with dry urbanity and unflappable abundance" * Guardian *
"Fuller is a wondefully skilled craftsman and the grace and elegance of his style is at the service of not only a sharp wit and intelligence, but a great depth of feeling" * Sunday Telegraph *
"In the clicking of his faultless rhyme [he] captures mortality" * Daily Telegraph *

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