Glyn Maxwell's fascination with the hidden agencies, motives and agendas behind the most casual and innocent of human exchanges is matched by his gift for their revelation. The Nerve bares the wires that run through our familial bonds, our daily self-delusions and moral choices, our responsibilities of work, love and parenthood.
The Nerve is not only, as the title might propose, Maxwell's most sensitive and confident collection to date; it is a meditation on the politics of landscape, a quietly subversive commentary on the Special Relationship, and as incisive and compassionate a portrait of the human animal in the twenty-first century as anyone has yet delivered.
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'A quite extraordinary achievement... A daring and unmissable performance' Sunday Telegraph 'Classic yet hip, stylised yet inventive, Maxwell's opus must be destined for cult status' Scotsman
About Glyn Maxwell
Glyn Maxwell has won several awards for his poetry, including the Somerset Maugham Prize, the E. M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. His work has been shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes. Many of his plays have been staged in the UK and USA, including The Lifeblood, which won British Theatre Guide's `Best Play' Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004, and Liberty, which premiered at Shakespeare's Globe in 2008. He recently published On Poetry, a general reader's guide to the craft.
The Nerve by Glyn Maxwell
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