Children in Exile: Poems, 1968-1984

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Fenton's work is elegant, highly finished, reticent, witty. Disturbing and deeply affecting, Children in Exile remains an exhilarating and memorable performance.

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Overview

Fenton's work is elegant, highly finished, reticent, witty. Disturbing and deeply affecting, Children in Exile remains an exhilarating and memorable performance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374524067
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

James Fenton is a poet and critic. From 1994 to 1999 he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford. He writes about poetry, art history, and gardening for the New York Review of Books.

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Table of Contents

I
A German Requiem 9
II
Cambodia 23
In a Notebook 24
Dead Soldiers 26
Lines for Translation into Any Language 29
Children in Exile 30
III
Wind 40
Prison Island 41
Nest of Vampires 44
A Vacant Possession 47
Vucceria 50
Chosun 51
The Skip 55
A Staffordshire Murderer 58
IV
Letter to John Fuller 63
V Exempla (1968-1970)
Exempla 1-12 73
A. The Pitt-Rivers Museum 81
B. The Fruit-Grower in War-time 85
C. South Parks Road 89
D. Terminal Moraine 92
VI The Empire of the Senseless
The Kingfisher's Boxing Gloves 96
Lullaby for a Summer Recess 100
The Wild Ones 101
Lollipops of the Pomeranian Baroque 102
This Octopus Exploits Women 103
Tauler 104
God, A Poem 105
VII Songs
Nothing 108
The Song That Sounds Like This 109
The Killer Snails 110
Notes & Acknowledgements 111
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