Cracks in the Universe

Cracks in the Universe

by Charles Tomlinson
     
 

This collection of poetry depicts those times and spaces in which awareness is made more acute— from memories of childhood incidents to vivid evocations of America, France, and Spain; from meditations on works of art to precisely observed details of the world as "the thing it is." Infused with a sense of the mysteries to be found within phenomena, this is

Overview

This collection of poetry depicts those times and spaces in which awareness is made more acute— from memories of childhood incidents to vivid evocations of America, France, and Spain; from meditations on works of art to precisely observed details of the world as "the thing it is." Infused with a sense of the mysteries to be found within phenomena, this is a collection shaped by the passing of time that reconciles the human and the natural worlds.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Tomlinson's work and his new volume achieve balance, synthesis and wonderful expression. Add to this that he is also very funny, and I trust you have abandoned any reason not to buy the book. Let's be proud of him."  —David Morley, The Guardian

"Tomlinson's distinctive poetry springs from a patience in looking, and a precision in feeling. Along with Hill, Larkin and Hughes, he has produced one of the four most commanding bodies of work since 1945."  —The Tablet

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903039793
Publisher:
Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Oxford Poets (Manchester, England) Series
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Charles Tomlinson is a former professor at the University of Bristol. He has published many collections of poetry and volumes of criticism and translation, and was the editor of the Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation in 1980. His poetry has won the 1993 Bennett Award from the Hudson Review; the New Criterion Poetry Prize, 2002; the Premio Internazionale di Poesia Ennio Flaiano, 2001; and the Premio Internazionale di Poesia Attilio Bertolucci, 2004.

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