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Update on the Descent (Paperback)
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Update on the Descent (Paperback)

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Paperback 104 Pages / Published: 23/04/2009
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Ellen Hinsey's new collection, "Update on the Descent" is a powerful meditation on violence, war and human division. Drawing on personal and family experiences - including the murder of her grandmother - as well as research at the International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague, "Update on the Descent" is the companion volume to "The White Fire of Time", a sequence of poetic works that explore the nature of terror as well as the sacred. Dynamically and innovatively written in lyrical and anti-lyrical forms, including prose and aphorism, "Update on the Descent" is a masterwork, an exploration of the extremes of the human condition, tackling issues of civil strife and tyranny, reconciliation and the renewal of the spirit.

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781852248338
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 8 mm


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With this book, Ellen Hinsey confirms her status as one of the most profound and intense poets of her generation. Update on the Descent is arranged in an extremely sophisticated pattern, alternating Dantean visions, contemporary accounts of torture, and thoughts on our human condition which crystallise into formulae possessing all the depth and darkness of Heraclitus. It has the touch of strangeness indispensable for any great poetry, but its moral message is straightforward and full of inner force. -- Tomas Venclova
Ellen Hinsey has manifested a range of concern and a sensitivity to larger human issues which is the sine qua non of authentic poetry. She has found a way to be both truthful and original, to make poems which are absorbing and enlightening, historically pertinent and philosophically urgent...to our great good fortune they succeed in their unlikely ambitions. -- C.K. Williams
A true poet, whose sense of line, cadence and tonality is unsurpassed among poets of her generation. -- Carolyn Forche

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