PREOCCUPATIONS: SELECTED PROSE 1968-78.
Publisher: Faber and Faber
David Wright reviewing the first edition in the Times Educational Supplement wrote: 'The book begins with some autobiographical pieces written in prose that is a delight to read. These introduce the author and his locale - Belfast and the bogland farm where he grew up. There follow three lectures of major significance, centring on Wordsworth, Yeats and Hopkins, but actually an inquiry into the connection between the core of the poet's speaking voice and the core of his poetic voice, between his original accent and his discovered style. The difference between craft and technique, the importance of the speaking voice, sense of place, origins, lines of communication with the past, are among Mr More...
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