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- Faber and Faber 2010; US$ 14.57
This book offers Tom Paulin's own choice from his first four collections of poems, A State of Justice, The Strange Museum, Liberty Tree and Fivemiletown, and from Seize the Fire, his version of Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound. It introduces the new reader to a body of work distinguished from the outset by its intelligence, toughness and lyrical grace.... more...
- Faber and Faber 2010; US$ 13.11
'To say that [Fivemiletown] was one of the best books of the Eighties isn't enough: it is one of the best books I know, or for that matter, am capable of imagining: a corrosive and uproarious litany of bad sex, bad politics and bad religion.' Michael Hofmann ]]> more...
- Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 7.28
After the success of The Riot Act, his version of Sophocles's Antigone, Tom Paulin turned his formidable powers of transformation on Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound. Commissioned by the Open University, Paulin produced a reworking of the myth, deploying a fluent and sinewy diction laced with the vernacular. As drama it is a brilliant object lesson in... more...
- Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 18.94
The Road to Inver gathers the verse translations of Tom Paulin from four decades, and brings together distinguished versions of classical and European poets which have appeared in his previous collections, from Liberty Tree (1983) to The Wind Dog (1999). But The Road to Inver also includes dozens of new and recent translations from the European canon;... more...
- Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 11.65
The 'wind dog' is a broken rainbow, but, in the title poem of Tom Paulin's sixth collection, it provides this most agile of poets with a perfect bridge into childhood and its 'lingo-jingo of beginnings'. The poem is a gloriously singing meditation on the life of the ear - 'the only true reader' - and the meaning and music of both words and pre-verbal... more...
- Faber and Faber 2012; US$ 14.57
Tom Paulin's first collection since The Road to Inver in 2004, Love's Bonfire sets poems about early life and marriage beside up-to-the minute and minutely registered perceptions of post-settlement Ireland. At the book's centre are delicately inward versions of the contemporary Palestinian poet Walid Khazendar, which resonate with the proximity... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 36.99
This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find longtime Quebec premier Maurice Duplessis, explorer David Thompson, novelists Mazo de la Roche and Gabrielle Roy, and pioneer writer Susanna Moodie. more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 63.99
This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of a nation and often of the world. In this volume we find politicians, explorers, famous authors, a humanitarian, and a filmmaker. more...