The Late Sun

Christopher Reid

The latest poetry collection from the Costa Book Award-winner offers a lifetime’s lessons in ‘light and being alive’ read by the author.

Format
Audio book
ISBN
9780571360277
Date Published
26.01.2021
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Summary

The Late Sun asserts a balance between memorialisation of the recently dead and celebration of the vitality of the living. Early in the collection is a set of poems about the poet’s mother, who died in great age after a life of exotic travel, and the poet’s own travels, his sense of both place and displacement, are vibrantly explored in other pieces. The city where he lives – particularly, and somewhat unusually, in a sequence titled ‘Smells of London’ – provides many of the themes, but the civic glades and sparkling vistas of the Mediterranean are just as important, and the book adds up to an affirmation of international perspectives at a time when civilised values are increasingly threatened.

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Christopher Reid is the author of many books of poems, including A Scattering (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award 2009), The Song of Lunch, Nonsense and The Curiosities. For his first collection of poems for children, All Sorts, he received the Signal Award 2000. From 1991 to 1999 he was Poetry Editor at Faber & Faber, where…

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