The Thing in the Gap-stone Stile

The Thing in the Gap-stone Stile

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This is Alice Oswald's first book of poems. More confident and achieved than many first collections, it shows her writing in an already distinct voice. The poems are intensely musical: she recites them from memory. Influenced by the rhythms of Hopkins, they speak passionately of nature and love. They have a religious sense of mystery, and try to express the intangible in marvellously vivid language. A long poem, `The Wise Men of Gotham', which makes up the second part of the book, is, by contrast, a version of the folk-legend about the three men who went to sea in a boat in an attempt to catch the moon in a net. This book is intended for poetry more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 136 x 212 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192825135
  • 9780192825131

About Alice Oswald

About the Author: Alice Oswald is a professional gardener at Chelsea Physic Garden, more

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