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    Through the Square Window (Poetry Book Society Recommendation) (Paperback) By (author) Sinead Morrissey

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    DescriptionSinead Morrissey's fourth collection explores fertility, pregnancy, and the landscape of early childhood in poems that are by turns tender, exuberant and unsettling. Pitched against the envious dead, these diverse narratives of birth and its consequences are rooted in literary and historical contexts - from Aristotle's theory of spontaneous generation to Lewis Carroll's Alice - that amplify her theme. Infancy is for Morrissey the rich and contested territory in which what it means to be human in a precarious world is disclosed.


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    Title
    Through the Square Window
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sinead Morrissey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847770578
    ISBN 10: 1847770576
    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
    LC classification: PR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 821.914
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    Abridged Dewey: 821
    BISAC V2.8: POE010000
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    Carcanet Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Carcanet Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Manchester
    Author Information
    Sinead Morrissey was born in 1972 and grew up in Belfast. She read English and German at Trinity College, Dublin, from which she took her PhD in 2003. Her five collections are There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2002), The State of the Prisons (2005), Through the Square Window (2009) and the T S Eliot Prize-winning, Forward Prize-shortlisted Parallax (2013) all of which are published by Carcanet Press. She has lived in Germany, Japan and New Zealand and now lectures in creative writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen's University, Belfast. She is Belfast's inaugural Poet Laureate.
    Review quote
    From reviews of Sinead Morrissey's The State of the Prisons: One of the major rewards of The State of the Prisons lies in the way Morrissey makes her poetic machines work and ride: in her formal risk, not least the outrageousness and enchantment of her rhymes, but also the occasional pushed-to-the-brink line-lengths, some of which feel like walking the plank with the eye. You have to trust her. - The Guardian It is, in short, a book of splendours. - The Irish Times