Dead People on Holiday

Dead People on Holiday

by Stephen Jackson
     
 

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âThe livingâ, it has been said, âare dead people on holidayâ. This book is a ten-year testimony to one manâs living death, concluding in acceptance and at least the chance of a return to hope, love and a new life. The poetry here pulls apart the inner sadness of encroaching age and irredeemable failure, with a candour which for most of us… See more details below

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âThe livingâ, it has been said, âare dead people on holidayâ. This book is a ten-year testimony to one manâs living death, concluding in acceptance and at least the chance of a return to hope, love and a new life. The poetry here pulls apart the inner sadness of encroaching age and irredeemable failure, with a candour which for most of us has to be kept stifled, silent, perhaps barely even thought.
But this is a book which surmounts despair; and for the narrator here as much as for anyone else: if these are the ashes of a failed life, they are the ashes from which a phoenix can rise. And yes, someday it will.
Stephen Jacksonâs fusion of his own poetry with digital imagery has been acclaimed as âhauntingly beautiful...tight, life-affirmingâ. His account has been called âfascinating and amazingâ: with a texture of writing comparable to John Donneâs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469167602
Publisher:
Xlibris UK
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
148
File size:
8 MB

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