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A Scattering: Reid, Christopher A Scattering: Reid, Christopher

A Scattering

Reid, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0955455367 / ISBN 13: 9780955455360
Edité par Arete Books, Oxford, 2009
Etat : Fine Couverture souple
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Fine in wraps as issued. This is a first edition, first printing of the book that won the 2009 Costa Prize (formerly the Whitbread Prize) for the best book published in England. The book is a long poem about Reid"s wife's death. The book has a Costa Book Awards sticker on the front cover. N° de réf. du libraire 1376

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Détails bibliographiques

Titre : A Scattering

Éditeur : Arete Books, Oxford

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : French Wraps

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket

Edition : 1st Edition

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Synopsis :

An exploration of love and loss by the renowned Costa Award?winning poet

You lived at such speed that the ballpoint script
running aslant and fading
across the faded blue
can scarcely keep up. Many words are illegible. I miss
important steps. Your movements blur. I want to follow, but can?t.

A Scattering is a book of lamentation and remembrance, its subject being Christopher Reid?s wife, the actress Lucinda Gane, who died of cancer at the age of fifty-five. First published in the UK in 2009 to wide acclaim, winning the Costa Book of the Year, this moving and fiercely self-reflective collection is divided into four poetic sequences. The first was written during a holiday a few months before Gane?s death with the knowledge that the end was approaching; the second recalls her last courageous weeks, spent in a hospice in London; the third continues the exploration of bereavement from a variety of perspectives; and the fourth addresses her directly, celebrating her life, personality, and achievements.

Paired for the first time with Anniversary, which was written to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Gane?s death, A Scattering and Anniversary brings the poet into dialogue, again, with the wife he loved. A moving exploration of the stages of grief and how the ?weighty emptinesses? that remain after bereavement change us, A Scattering and Anniversary shows us what it means to love, lose, and?forever changed?continue on.

A propos de l'auteur:

Christopher Reid is the author of many books of poems, including A Scattering (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award) and The Song of Lunch. From 1991 to 1999 he was the poetry editor at Faber and Faber, Ltd., where he worked with Ted Hughes on such books as Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters, and later edited Letters of Ted Hughes (FSG, 2007). He is now a freelance writer and lives in London.

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