Tarkovsky's Horses and Other Poems (Paperback)
  • Tarkovsky's Horses and Other Poems (Paperback)

Tarkovsky's Horses and Other Poems (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 27/01/2010
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Pia Tafdrup writes: '"Tarkovsky's Horses" is about loss in a double sense. The themes of the poems are my father's increasing forgetfulness, his loss of his faculties and then my loss of a father. The book is a poetic portrayal of the course of an illness for which science has few words - my father begins to suffer from dementia, and then he has to go into a nursing home, where he dies. Disintegration of identity and its inexorable progress are followed through every phase, in a concrete and naked form that makes use of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The poems about a father who forgets more and more are set in a border landscape which is also not without its comical aspects. The poems narrate the drama of what it is to be a human being.'

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781852248376

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