Irish Haiku

Irish Haiku

by Chris Arthur, Jeff Hall III
     
 

ISBN-10: 1888570784

ISBN-13: 9781888570786

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: Davies Group Publishers, The

Irish Haiku features the literate and thoughtful prose of one of Ireland's critically acclaimed writers, the award-winning essayist, Chris Arthur. Arthur's writing blends the intensely personal with the abstractly philosophical in his explorations of the meaning of what happens, what has happened, and what may happen. His writing has been compared favorably with

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Irish Haiku features the literate and thoughtful prose of one of Ireland's critically acclaimed writers, the award-winning essayist, Chris Arthur. Arthur's writing blends the intensely personal with the abstractly philosophical in his explorations of the meaning of what happens, what has happened, and what may happen. His writing has been compared favorably with figures as diverse as Hubert Butler, Joseph Campbell, Seamus Heaney, C.S. Lewis and V.S. Naipaul. As he has done in previous collections, Irish Nocturnes and Irish Willow, in Irish Haiku Chris Arthur explores the world as it unfolds to his senses. As Arthur listens to, touches, watches, tastes, and thinks about his world we are invited to join him in his historical, cultural, natural, philosophical, scientific, sometimes humorous, and always intellectual ruminations.

Chris Arthur was born in Belfast and lived for many years in County Antrim. He worked as warden on a nature reserve on the shores of Lough Neagh before enrolling at the University of Edinburgh, where he took a First Class Honours degree followed by a PhD. He has been widely published as an essayist and poet on both sides of the Atlantic. His first essay collection, Irish Nocturnes, was published in 1999; his second collection, Irish Willow, was published in 2002. Chris Arthur was Gifford Fellow at the University of St. Andrews and is a winner of the Akegarasu Haya International Essay Prize, the Beverly Hayne Memorial Award for Young Writers, and the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award. He teaches at the University of Wales, Lampeter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888570786
Publisher:
Davies Group Publishers, The
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Beginning by Blackbird
Obelisk
Safety and Numbers
Miracles
What Did You Say?
How to See a Horse
Getting Fit
Witness
Water-Glass
Malcolm Unravelled
Swan Song
Afterword

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