The Hoplite Journals (Paperback)Martin Anderson (author)
Paperback 136 Pages / Published: 01/01/2006
- Not available
Martin Anderson is best known as a poet, but the prose 'fascicles' of 'The Hoplite Journals' mark a new direction into an undefinable style. A whiff of Borges, a glimpse of Greene (as seen through the Argentine master's spectacles), the language ornate and often fusty, these prose pieces document an unnamed protagonist's engagement with the East, both the real contemporary Orient and the fabled East of desk-bound writers and daring turn-of-the-century travellers.The impressions build into a remarkable impressionistic meta-narrrative: here is a Manila of the mind, a Hong Kong out of memory, and many other places, unnamed, the odour of durian and yellowing books overpowering the senses.
Publisher: Shearsman Books
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 8 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at