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Horoscopes for the Dead - 9780330543736

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  • Product code: ACAIV
  • ISBN: 9780330543736
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 13.6cm
  • Pages: 128
  • Publish date: 01/07/2011

Horoscopes for the Dead (Paperback)

Horoscopes for the Dead - 9780330543736

Billy Collins

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However arresting, outlandish, or hilarious, the poems in "Horoscopes for the Dead" are typically prompted by the familiar things of the world: dogs, stars, food, love, and marriage as well as life's local triumphs and disappointments, joys and shames. Collins' gift is to unlock the mysterious in the ordinary, and he is always careful to take his reader with him. Indeed, no other living poet has done more to reengage and revitalize poetry's readership, or so deservedly earned its trust. Few poets have his ability to mix bold, unadorned statements with lyric invention and imaginative richness. And here in these new poems, Collins' inimitable tone - wry, smart, funny, and wise - takes on a darker shade, as the poems declare a deep awareness of transience and mortality. The result is the revelation of a world more precious, more fragile, richer in colour and form than ever. Praise for Billy Collins: "A writer ...fully aware of his work's power to delight". ("New York Times"). "A poet of plentitude, irony, and Augustan grace". ("New Yorker").

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Product Details

  • Product code: ACAIV
  • ISBN: 9780330543736
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 13.6cm
  • Pages: 128
  • Publish date: 01/07/2011

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