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Now is a fast and frenzied meditation on time, ageing, alienation, and the pressures of living in the modern city. Each triplet in this book-length poetry sequence addresses the question: What is "now?" With the brevity of a proverb, each three-liner offers a short, sharp perception which tries to capture or just grasp at the sliding identities of 'now', at the same time as it adds its quickfire nugget of wit or wisdom to the accumulating weight of the whole sequence. By the end of the book, Kennelly has taken us on a journey not just through time but through his own head and the thoughts and feelings of all kinds of people struggling to survive and find meaning in their lives.


Brendan Kennelly is one of Ireland's most distinguished and best loved poets, as well as a renowned teacher and cultural commentator. Born in 1936 in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, he was Professor of Modern Literature at Trinity College, Dublin for over 30 years, and retired from teaching in 2005. He has published over 30 books of poetry, including Cromwell, Familiar Strangers: New & Selected Poems 1960-2004, Glimpses, The Man Made of Rain, Martial Art, Poetry My Arse, and The Book of Judas (which topped the Irish bestsellers list). All these are available separately from Bloodaxe, the latter shortened to The Little Book of Judas.


'Kennelly's capacity to strip himself and fight in naked combat with the giants that plague us, make him Ireland's most endearing and reckless poet' - mark patrick hederman 'His poems shine with the wisdom of somebody who has thought deeply about the paradoxical strangeness and familiarity and wonder of life' - sister stanislaus kennedy 'He is the people's poet. He spends his life wondering and thinking and daring to think and see differently. He also asks impossible questions and suggests unthinkable answers about the things that really matter. And he refuses to be precious or out of touch with the rest of us...a serious contribution to the nation's mental and spiritual well-being' - jim farrelly, Editor-in-Chief, Sunday Tribune
EAN: 9781852247492
ISBN: 1852247495
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2007
Seitenanzahl: 104 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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