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Burns, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0900977957 / ISBN 13: 9780900977954
Edité par Anvil Press Poetry, [London], 1972
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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[London]: Anvil Press Poetry. 1972. F First Trade Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. [40] pages. Author's poetic evocation of the megalithic wonders of the Wiltshire site, with a reproduction of an 18th century map. Designed and printed by Trigram Press Limited. Erratum slip present. Presentation copy, boldly signed and inscribed by Burns to American author/critic Frank Kermode in black ink on front free endpaper, October 17, 1976. Slight sunning to jacket spine; slight rubbing and minor nicks to jacket; slight internal browning to edges. Signed and Inscribed By Author. N° de réf. du libraire L041547

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Titre : Avebury

Éditeur : Anvil Press Poetry, [London]

Date d'édition : 1972

Reliure : H Hard Cover

Illustrateur : 1 brown/white Illustration (map reproduction)

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : J Very Good

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : F First Trade Edition.

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The great prehistoric stone circle at Avebury on Salisbury Plain provides the starting point and central image for a series of lyrical meditations, exploring modern man's difficult and painful search for a centre. Stone is the connecting principle, and humanity's roots are rediscovered in the modes of perception of earlier cultures.


'The central movement of the poem is a trance, in which a journey into an interior is also a journey back into childhood, into reunion with brother and sister, into the innocence before puberty, wich is also the innocence of early man' -- TLS

'These are themes very close to my own interests and it was a welcome surprise to find Avebury where I have walked among the stones so often - even found prehistoric bits sharded in mole-hill (moles are excellent excavators) - placed back meaningfully on the spiritual map' -- Charles Tomlinson

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