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George Macbeth Selected Poems

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ISBN-10: 1900564181

ISBN-13: 9781900564182

Edition: 2000

Authors: George MacBeth, Anthony Thwaite

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In recent years George MacBeth has sometimes seemed in danger of being forgotten. This selection, chosen from poems written when MacBeth was in his late teens to the work of his last months, will give a new generation the change to enjoy his memorable voice.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Enitharmon Press
Publication date: 3/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 126
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Born in the Scots mining village of Shotts but educated at King Edward VII School in Sheffield, Yorkshire, George MacBeth graduated with first-class honors from New College, Oxford. In the late 1950's, he belonged to The Group, an informal association of young writers, mostly poets, which in 1965 became the more structured Writers' Workshop. For 21 years, beginning in 1955, MacBeth produced programs on poetry and the arts for the BBC. Both the oral presentations of The Group and the BBC broadcasts whetted MacBeth's interest in the oral aspect of his own work. He has published numerous volumes of poetry, along with plays and (beginning in 1975) novels. A prolific poet, MacBeth has worked in…    

Note on the Contents
Thoughts on Choosing
Lecture to the Trainees
The God of Love
The Drawer
The Passport
The Compasses
The Miner's Helmet
St Andrew's
Remembering Greystones
The Knives
The Wasps' Nest
A Child's Garden
Report to the Director
A True Story
The Crab-Apple Crisis
Bedtime Story
When I Am Dead
The Red Herring
The Ski Murders
The Bamboo Nightingale
An Ode to English Food
The Painter's Model
A Gift
The Land-Mine
On the Death of May Street
Thoughts on a Box of Razors
To Preserve Figs
November at the Piano
The Renewal
The Leveret, in the Twilight
The Place
The 1914 Party
To Alexander, Sleeping
The Judas Tree
The Inquisition
The Postman
The Impossible Guest
The Twilight of the Ascendancy
A Conversation with Grandfather
To My Old Typewriter
The Price
The Sick
The Worst Fear
The Confinement
The Mirror
The Patients
The Patient
Epitaph for a Suicide
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