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The Blind Eye

Don Paterson

The Blind Eye: A Book of Late Advice, by Don Paterson. ‘God’s joke, maybe, but he should work on his timing. I always had the feeling that the Big Bang was a little precipitate. Nothing seemed ready.’

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571233823
Date Published
18.10.2007
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Summary

The Blind Eye is a collection of Don Paterson’s funny, irreverent and wise aphorisms. This collection not only entertains but also leads us to ponder on the dark and light that make up the human condition. It’s a book to carry and open anywhere – to lighten or darken the moment, but always to administer a jolt to the idling mind.

‘It is possible for a woman to say, honestly, that she has thought of her lover all day long – but she will neglect to mention the twenty other things she has kept in her head at the same time. A man ignorant of this ability will be terrified by her declaration, since were it to be his . . . it would be a straightforward admission of his own derangement.’

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Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. His poetry collections include Nil Nil, God’s Gift to Women, Landing Light, Rain and 40 Sonnets. He has published two books of aphorism, The Book of Shadows and The Blind Eye, as well as translations of Antonio Machado and Rainer Maria Rilke. He is also the author of Reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Smith:…

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