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The Resource The unaccompanied : poems, Simon Armitage

The unaccompanied : poems, Simon Armitage

Label
The unaccompanied : poems
Title
The unaccompanied
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Simon Armitage
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Unaccompanied, Armitage gives voice to the people of Britain with a haunting grace. We meet characters whose sense of isolation is both emotional and political, both real and metaphorical, from a son made to groom the garden hedge as punishment, to a nurse standing alone at a bus stop as the centuries pass by, to a latter-day Odysseus looking for enlightenment and hope in the shadowy underworld of a cut-price supermarket. We see the changing shape of England itself, viewed from a satellite 'like a shipwreck's carcass raised on a sea-crane's hook, / nothing but keel, beams, spars, down to its bare bones.' In this exquisite collection, Armitage X-rays the weary but ironic soul of his nation, with its 'Songs about mills and mines and a great war, / lines about mermaids and solid gold hills, / songs from broken hymnbooks and cheesy films'--in poems that blend the lyrical and the vernacular, with his trademark eye for detail and biting wit."--Amazon.com
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armitage, Simon
Dewey number
821/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6051.R564
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
English poetry
Label
The unaccompanied : poems, Simon Armitage
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last snowman -- The present -- Nurse at a bus stop -- Emergency -- Poundland -- Maundy Thursday -- The empire -- The review -- A bed -- A chair -- Tractors -- Miniatures -- Gravity -- 'Tiny' -- Privet -- Prometheus -- Harmonium -- I kicked a mushroom -- The keirin -- Snipe -- The making of the English language -- An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations -- The Ice Age -- The subconscious -- Beach wedding -- The unthinkable -- Deor -- To-do list -- October -- Solitary -- Avalon -- The claim -- The Holy Land -- Camera obscura -- Kitchen window -- Old boy -- Poor old soul -- Portrait of a Maharajah -- The candlelighter -- The Cinderella of Ferndale -- The send-off -- Redwoods -- Glencoe -- Gymnasium -- Violins -- Burrow mump -- At the reading, the poet introduces his poem -- The poet hosts his annual office Christmas party -- The kilogram -- Thank you for waiting -- The unaccompanied -- Homework
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
76 pages
Isbn
9781524732424
Lccn
2017007454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn962351165
  • (OCoLC)962351165
  • 2274935
  • (DLC)BK0019819480
Label
The unaccompanied : poems, Simon Armitage
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last snowman -- The present -- Nurse at a bus stop -- Emergency -- Poundland -- Maundy Thursday -- The empire -- The review -- A bed -- A chair -- Tractors -- Miniatures -- Gravity -- 'Tiny' -- Privet -- Prometheus -- Harmonium -- I kicked a mushroom -- The keirin -- Snipe -- The making of the English language -- An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations -- The Ice Age -- The subconscious -- Beach wedding -- The unthinkable -- Deor -- To-do list -- October -- Solitary -- Avalon -- The claim -- The Holy Land -- Camera obscura -- Kitchen window -- Old boy -- Poor old soul -- Portrait of a Maharajah -- The candlelighter -- The Cinderella of Ferndale -- The send-off -- Redwoods -- Glencoe -- Gymnasium -- Violins -- Burrow mump -- At the reading, the poet introduces his poem -- The poet hosts his annual office Christmas party -- The kilogram -- Thank you for waiting -- The unaccompanied -- Homework
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
76 pages
Isbn
9781524732424
Lccn
2017007454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn962351165
  • (OCoLC)962351165
  • 2274935
  • (DLC)BK0019819480

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