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    DescriptionThe poems in this volume were selected by Glyn Maxwell from TALE OF THE MAYOR'S SON (published in 1990, when he was twenty-eight), OUT OF THE RAIN (shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize), and REST FOR THE WICKED. Maxwell ?is a formalist,” wrote Robert McIlwaine about his first book, ?but . . . he is an outspoken anti-elitist social poet. His strenuous well-wrought poems . . . come from an English tradition of technical virtuosity with plain speech.” The Boys at Twilight shows, sometimes comically, men at war, boys at play, boys grown up, men overreaching and reverting. Other concerns are the dangers of authority and mob psychology, the absurdities of stardom and consumerism, the heroism of the decent, and the wisdom of doubt. His subjects range from biblical stories to the ?Tale of the Chocolate Egg,” which is a long, ?pitch-perfect description of a bored young man’s growing obsession with a new kind of candy” (Adam Kirsch, New Republic). Always in his work, ?Maxwell knows that to see into is not necessarily to see through . . . His virtuosity has a ballast of sobriety” (Poetry Book Society).


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    Title
    The Boys at Twilight
    Subtitle
    Poems, 1990-1995 / Glyn Maxwell.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Glyn Maxwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 199 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618064144
    ISBN 10: 0618064141
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC21: 821.914
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 821.914
    LC classification: PR6063
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    DC22: 821/.914
    LC classification: PR6063.A86
    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
    LC classification: PR6063.A869 B68 2000
    Edition statement
    None.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
    Publication date
    16 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Review quote
    "Some of the brightest poetic goods seen for many years." Observer