The Incident BookPaperback Oxford Paperbacks
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- Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
- Format: Paperback | 60 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 230mm x 5mm | 78g
- Publication date: 1 April 1987
- Publication City/Country: Oxford
- ISBN 10: 019282029X
- ISBN 13: 9780192820297
The incidents in this collection of poems range from childhood experiences and family events, street life in Thatcher's Britain, through to premonition of deaths under the shadow of the nuclear threat. It includes a group of fictional narratives and a few erotic or, more properly, anti-erotic poems for which Fleur Adcock is known. There are also celebrations of places, reflections of art and language and affectionalte tributes to friends. This collection is reissued following publication of Adcock's "Selected Poems" and "Time Zones". It is intended for use at GCSE, sixth-form and undergraduate level, and for the general poetry reader.
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Fleur Adcock has published numerous collections of poetry, including Selected Poems and Inner Harbor.
Table of contents
Part 1:Uniunea Scriitorilor; Leaving the Tate; The Bedroom Window; The Chiffonier; Tadpoles; For Heidi With Blue Hair; The Keepsake; England's Glory; The Genius of Surrey; Loving Hitler. Part 2 Schools: Halfway Street, Sidcup; St Gertrude's, Sidcup; Scalford School; Salford's, Surrey; Outwood; On the School Bus; Earlswood; Scalford again; Neston; Chippenham; Tunbbridge Wells; The High Tree. Part 3 Telling tales: Drowning; "Personal Poem"; An Epitaph. (Part contents)