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The Fall at Home

Don Paterson

The best of Paterson’s ‘clever, addictive and funny’ aphorisms – including 40 pages of new material.

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Ebook
ISBN
9780571338238
Date Published
02.10.2018
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Summary

Aphorisms have been described as ‘the obscure hinterland between poetry and prose’ (New Yorker) – short pithy statements that capture the essence of the human condition in all its shades.

In this New and Selected, master of the form Don Paterson brings the best examples from his three previous volumes together with ingenious new material relevant to today’s world. Moving and mischievous, canny and profound – these wide-ranging observations of no more than one or two lines demonstrate that the aphorism is the perfect form for our times.

Consciousness is the turn the universe makes to hasten its own end.
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Agnosticism is indulged only by those who have never suffered belief.
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Poet: someone in the aphorism business for the money.

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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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