A Move in the Weather

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März 2003



Anthony Thwaite's new collection is both moving and funny, elegiac and playful. The personal pomes span a lifetime as Thwaite relives moments of childhood, or reassess his role as son to a dying mother, or gets told how to behave by his grandson. The principal concern of these poems is what lasts and what vanishes: dreams, memories, people, and objects. In this quest he takes us with him to Italy. Siberia, and Syria. It is, however, the very craft of his finely wrought poetry and its sudden movements of sheer beauty that make palpable for the reader "the shape of the invisible soul."


Anthony Thwaite was born in 1930. He spent his childhood in Yorkshire, the USA (1940-44) and school in Somerset. After national service in Libya he read English at Oxford. He then married and went to Japan for two years, where he taught English Literature at Tokyo University. Since then he has been a BBC radio producer, literary editor of the Listener and the New Statesman, co-editor of Encounter, and in 1986 was chairman of the Booker Prize judges. He is a literary executor of Philip Larkin and the editor of his Collected Poems and Selected Letters. He is a regular reviewer for the Guardian and other journals. In 1990 he was made an OBE for services to poetry.


'[The poems] knit together, almost as a mosaic, and the book has a consistent tone which is elegiac but also delightfully physical.' Peter Porter'He gets even better as he grows older.' P. J. Kavanagh
EAN: 9781900564588
ISBN: 1900564580
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 66 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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