Calfbearer

Overview

Ida Affleck Graves, was first published as Ida Graves by Lenoard Woolf and the Hogarth Press; later (post-war) novels came from Faber. Then a long silence, during which she wrote but stuffed poems into a drawer, was broken by OUP's book of poems, A Kind Husband , published in 1994. The Calfbearer consists of nearly all new poems, written since then, as vigorous and moving as ever. The poems are emphatic and observant, on subjects such as her childhood, animals; and a few that look bravely on death. Ida Affleck ...

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Overview

Ida Affleck Graves, was first published as Ida Graves by Lenoard Woolf and the Hogarth Press; later (post-war) novels came from Faber. Then a long silence, during which she wrote but stuffed poems into a drawer, was broken by OUP's book of poems, A Kind Husband , published in 1994. The Calfbearer consists of nearly all new poems, written since then, as vigorous and moving as ever. The poems are emphatic and observant, on subjects such as her childhood, animals; and a few that look bravely on death. Ida Affleck Graves will be 97 in March 1999 This book is intended for poetry readers, and women's studies' courses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192881106
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Series: Oxford Poets Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ida Affleck Graves was born in 1902 in India, and first published a book of poems in 1929 with Virginia and Leonard Woolf's Hogarth Press. Later, a couple of slim volumes appeared, illustrated by her well-known engraver husband, Blair Hughes Stanton, and together they won a Venice Biennale Prize in 1937. She published novels and children's books with Faber in the 1950s.

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Table of Contents

The Calfbearer 1
A Death 2
A Balloon 3
A Skeleton 4
Chocs 5
A Favour 6
A Wedding 7
Station Platform 8
Fog 8
The Trunk 9
A Fever 10
Sitting on the Stairs 11
A Welcome 12
Lamb Chop 13
A Bathing Hut 14
A Prince 15
Sums 16
Tapioca 17
Loot 18
A High Window 19
A Cushion 20
Snails 21
A Rag Doll 22
Thrush 23
A Velvet Bonnet 24
A Shock 25
Message in a Bottle 26
Bed-fellow 27
Young Girl of Clacton 28
A Lover 29
Recorded Delivery 30
Wrong Number 31
A Bench 32
The Caravan 33
Chain Smoker 34
Faces 35
The Deck Chair 36
Encounter 37
Sell-by Date 38
A Linen Line 39
Man and Wheelbarrow 40
Hanging Up Washing 41
Dandelion 42
A Weed 43
A Champagne Cork 44
Egg 45
Mouse 46
Tail on Fire 47
Cat Nut 48
Two Dogs 49
A Cow 50
Sheep 51
A Goat 51
A Hen 52
Red-Leg 53
Albino Bird 54
Walking By 55
Old Lady 56
Adam 57
Death of Adam 58
God 59
Satan 60
A Grave 61
A Long Farewell 62
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