The Spirit Level

The Spirit Level

Book - 1996
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A collection of poems from the winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature. The poems discover the possibility of a new beginning in many subjects and circumstances. Private memories, classical scenes and humble domestic objects are endowed with talismanic significance and friends and relatives are invoked for their promise and steadfastness.
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 1996.
ISBN: 9780571177608
Branch Call Number: 821.914 Heane 3701 1
Characteristics: 70 pages ; 21 cm.


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Nov 26, 2015

These poems are all reminiscences of his life as a youth and young man, in so far I can tell from the poems themselves, for he provides no introduction nor notes of any kind. None of them are extraordinary or the result of a lightning strike. But, they are all well-crafted.

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