No Truce with the Furies

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Dufour Editions, an independent publisher and distributor for more than forty years, has an established reputation as a fine literary house. International poetry has always been outstanding in the list, which initially began with some of Thomas Kinsella's and John Montague's first books from the prestigious Dolmen Press.

Since those early days, the complete poetry list has grown to include prize-winning poets from twenty-nine countries. Many of the poets have toured and been ...

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Overview

Dufour Editions, an independent publisher and distributor for more than forty years, has an established reputation as a fine literary house. International poetry has always been outstanding in the list, which initially began with some of Thomas Kinsella's and John Montague's first books from the prestigious Dolmen Press.

Since those early days, the complete poetry list has grown to include prize-winning poets from twenty-nine countries. Many of the poets have toured and been interviewed in the U.S. Some are Nobel Prize winners. This catalog introduces some highly regarded poets from publishers whose lists are being distributed in the U.S. and Canada for the first time.

The rewards in publishing poetry are sometimes sublime, as opposed to commercial, but reader response over the years has justified our commitment. The strength of the list is evidenced on this page, on which we salute recent prize-winners whose books are currently being read throughout the world.

Now in his 80s, British poet R.S. Thomas continues to write prolifically and uncompromisingly, as the title of his most recent collection, No Truce with the Furies, suggests. Published by Bloodaxe and being brought out in the U.S. in March by Dufour, these poems by a clergyman in the Church of Wales, are often spiritual in nature, but are more jeremiad than serene meditation.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781852243609
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Pages: 92

Table of Contents

Geriatric 9
Fathoms 10
Still Point 11
Lunar 12
Christmas Eve 13
The Lost 14
S.K. 15
The Pearl 18
Evening 19
Parables 20
Then 21
Riposte 22
To a Lady 24
Afallon 25
Wrong? 26
Still 27
Meteorological 28
Heretics 29
Illusory Arrival 30
Reflections 31
Nuance 32
No Time 33
No Jonahs 34
Incarnations 35
Symbols 38
Circles 39
The Case 40
At the End 42
A Species 43
Runes 44
Mischief 45
Near and Far 46
Resurrections 47
The Indians and the Elephant 48
Swallows 49
Negative 50
Winged God 51
Raptor 52
X Loves Y 53
Boundaries 54
Incubation 55
The Mass of Christ 56
Gwladus Ddu 57
Neither 58
The Promise 59
Two Shirts on a Line 60
Bird Watching 61
Homage to Wallace Stevens 62
Hallowe'en 63
The Waiting 64
Navigation 65
Nant Gwrtheyrn 66
Bestiary 68
Guests 73
Le Dormeur du Val 74
Homage to Paul Klee 75
The Elusive 76
The Morrow 77
Remembering 78
Island 79
Portraits 80
Vespers 82
Silence 83
Blind Noel 84
Words 85
Play 86
Anybody's Alphabet 88
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