Almost painfully direct, the poems of 'The Secret History' testify to a new depth and a new tenderness in Michael Hulse's voice. The shadow of his dead father and the light of new love meet here in a collection that is impossible to put down and that lingers in the heart as much as in the memory.
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Michael Hulse's poetry has won him firsts in the National Poetry Competition and the Bridport Poetry Prize (twice), and Eric Gregory and Cholmondeley Awards from the Society of Authors, and has taken him on reading tours throughout the world. He has worked in universities, publishing and documentary television, has edited literary quarterlies, poetry series and anthologies, and literature classics, and has translated more than sixty books from the German, among them works by W. G. Sebald, Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek, Goethe and Rilke. He is a permanent judge of the Gunter Grass Foundation's biennial international literary award, the Albatross Prize, and teaches at the University of Warwick.
Table of Contents
Author's Note I: Caput Mortuum II: To my Father, All Saints' Day in Konz, White, The Tunic of Christ, Break of Day on Patmos III: Home Coming, The Kid, From Fatehpur Sikri, Ze Peixe, The Shadow of Death, Television, Winterreise IV: Photographs of K., Industry, New York, New York, Kiss / Bliss, Golbach, The Wind at Vinci, The Secret History, The Garden Biographical Note
Secret History by Michael Hulse
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