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  • The Secret Life of Poemsby Tom Paulin

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    The Secret Life of Poems is a primer which offers a poem - or on occasion an excerpt - succeeding with commentary in which rhythm, form, metre and sources are the order of the day, not ethical commentary or descriptive paraphrase. This brief engagement with forty-seven poems is intended for students and readers of poetry, and seeks to explain how... more...

  • Selected Poems 1972-1990by Tom Paulin

    Faber & 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... more...

  • Fivemiletownby Tom Paulin

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.12

    '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...

  • Seize the Fireby Tom Paulin

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.20

    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... more...

  • The Road to Inverby Tom Paulin

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.95

    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... more...

  • The Wind Dogby Tom Paulin

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.66

    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...

  • Walking a Lineby Tom Paulin

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.66

    A collection of poems by Tom Paulin, who is also known as an essayist and from his appearances on television and radio. The title of the book is taken from a statement by the modernist painter Paul Klee. more...

  • Love's Bonfireby Tom Paulin

    Faber & 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...

  • New Selected Poems of Tom Paulinby Tom Paulin

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.95

    Since his precise, potent and subtle portraits of Northern Irish life first came to public attention in the 1970s, Tom Paulin has been an unmissable writer on the contemporary poetry scene. This selection on his work draws on nearly four decades of poetry and translation, updating and expanding upon the Selected Poems 1972-1990 , and showcasing the... more...

  • The Fight and Other Writingsby William Hazlitt; Tom Paulin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 21.14

    Hazlitt is one of the greatest masters of English prose style and this new selection demonstrates the variety and richness of his writing. The volume includes classic pieces of drama and literature criticism, such as his essays on Shakespeare and Coleridge, as well as less well-known material from his social and political journalism. This collection... more...