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The Man With Night Sweats

Thom Gunn

The Man with Night Sweats by Thom Gunn displays Gunn’s unparalleled ability to move between classical forms and looser, more colloquial measures – while always remaining a deeply moving and affecting poet.

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£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571162574
Date Published
04.03.2002
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Summary

Thom Gunn’s The Man with Night Sweats shows him writing at the height of his powers, equally in command of classical forms and of looser, more colloquial measures, and ready to address a wide range of themes, both intimate and social. The book ends with a set of poems about the deaths of friends from AIDS. With their unflinching directness, compassion and grace, they are among the most moving statements yet to have been provoked by the disease.

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Thom Gunn was born in Gravesend, Kent in 1929. He published his first book of poems, Fighting Terms (1954), while he was still an undergraduate at Cambridge. That same year, he moved to California and stayed there for the rest of his life, teaching at Berkeley and living in San Francisco. He published nine books of poetry, including The Man…

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