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Approximately Nowhere (Faber Poetry) By Michael Hofmann

Approximately Nowhere (Faber Poetry)
by Michael Hofmann

A collection of poems by the author that shows him returning to the subject of his father, the German novelist, whose relationship with his son was also the principal subject of his celebrated 1986 collection, "Acrimony", and of a memorable television documentary that appeared at that time.

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A number of the poems in this collection by Michael Hofmann show him returning to the subject of his father, the German novelist Gert Hofmann, whose relationship with his son was also the principal subject of his celebrated 1986 collection, "Acrimony", and of a memorable television documentary that appeared at that time. In 1993, however, Gert Hofmann died, and the poems written since then replace the combativeness and acerbity of the earlier book with a more complex tone: frankness and factuality are still important elements, but they are tempered now by grief, pity, pain and bemusement. Readers will note other differences, too: among them, a greater sense of formal freedom, a more flowing and abundant style of poetic discourse, an ever-sharper receptiveness to brilliant and brittle observations, and an increasing variety of tones, from the droll to the remorseful and the delirious. Above all, they will be delighted to learn that Michael Hofmann, whose outstanding talents were evident from his very first collection has found ways of putting them at the service of a more mature, profound and revelatory view of the world.

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GOR003814001
Approximately Nowhere (Faber Poetry)
Michael Hofmann
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1999-04-19
96
0571195245
9780571195244
Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Poetry Category 1999 Short-listed for T S Eliot Prize 1999
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