Combining criticism and reviews of the work of a poet whose career spans 60 years, this collection is an essential companion for studying the oeuvre of Dannie Abse. Covering his poetry and prose, this volume also contains specially commissioned essays. This marvelous representative selection of Abse’s own writings, together with criticism of his work, illuminates his achievements for both students and general readers.
Dannie Abse is the author of The Presense, Running Late, and The Strange Case of Dr Simmonds and Dr Glas, and he practiced medicine for many years in London. Cary Archard is the former editor of Poetry Wales magazine and the editor of Alun Lewis: Collected Poems, Alun Lewis: Collected Stories, Poetry Wales: 25 Years, and Welsh Retrospective.