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Best Thought, Worst Thought On Art, Sex, Work and Death

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ISBN-10: 1555975054

ISBN-13: 9781555975050

Edition: 2008

Authors: Don Paterson

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“Contentious, rude, hilarious, moving, and truthful. A book you’ll dip into for the rest of your life.”nbsp;—Ian Rankin The male genitals are worn externally as evolution is in the process of expelling them from the body. Another million years and they’ll be stored in a drawer. nbsp; The award-winning Scottish poet Don Paterson has assembled a comic, intelligent, and cranky collection of brief truths and conjectures and, in the process, revitalizes the classic pith of the aphorism. “The form’s only virtue is its brevity,” Paterson writes; “at least the reader cannot seriously hold that it has wasted their time.”
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 8/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. He is the author of Nil Nil (1993), winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection; God's Gift to Women (1997) - winner of both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; and Landing Light (2003), which won both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry. Rain, his most recent collection, won the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2009, the same year that he was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. He has also published versions of Antonio Machado (The Eyes, 1999) and Rainer Maria Rilke (Orpheus, 2006), as well as two collections of aphorisms. His Selected Poems appeared in 2012.