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In the Echoey Tunnel

In the Echoey Tunnel

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ISBN
9780571162543
Published
02/09/1991
9780571162543
Format
Paperback
Price
£4.99
Paperback
96

About the Book

Christopher Reid always startles and delights readers of discernment. He has, too, always broken new ground, as evidenced here by two long poems, both concerned with the coaxing of eloquence from difficult circumstances. The first recounts, in accomplished argot, the quirky memories of an old man in his hundredth year. The second celebrates the recovery from a dangerous illness of his wife - broken fragments that sing themselves into wholeness.
Christopher Reid always startles and delights readers of discernment. He has, too, always broken new ground, as evidenced here by two long poems, both concerned with the coaxing of eloquence from difficult circumstances. The first recounts, in accomplished argot, the quirky memories of an old man in his hundredth year. The second celebrates the recovery from a dangerous illness of his wife - broken fragments that sing themselves into wholeness.
  • Christopher Reid

    Christopher Reid is the author of many books of poems, including A Scattering (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award) and The Song of Lunch (both 2009). From 1991 to 1999 he was Poetry Editor at Faber & Faber, where he worked with Ted Hughes on such books as Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters, and later he edited Letters of Ted Hughes (2007). He is now a freelance writer and lives in London. His most recent book is the comic verse tale Six Bad Poets (2013).

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