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New Selected Poems: Douglas Dunn By Douglas Dunn

New Selected Poems: Douglas Dunn
by Douglas Dunn

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A generous selection of poems from 'one of the most talented and interesting poets writing in English today' (Robert Nye). In a distinguished poetic career, Douglas Dunn has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Hawthornden Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year.
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New Selected Poems: Douglas Dunn by Douglas Dunn

A generous selection of poems from 'one of the most talented and interesting poets writing in English today' (Robert Nye). In a distinguished poetic career, Douglas Dunn has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Hawthornden Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year. New Selected Poems 1964-1999 draws substantially upon the entire range of Dunn's poetry, from Terry Street (1969) to The Year's Afternoon (2000), and confirms his place 'among the finest of our poets' (Melvin Bragg).

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New Selected Poems: Douglas Dunn Reviews


'Elegies is probably the finest long poem of its kind since Tennyson's In Memoriam.' Jonathan Raban 'An enviable range of moods and measures, by turns wildly inventive, poignantly naked, dour, dramatic and funny.' Anthony Thwaite, Sunday Telegraph

About Douglas Dunn


Douglas Dunn was born in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, in 1942 and lived there until he married at the age of twenty-two. After working as a librarian in Scotland and Akron, Ohio, he studied English at Hull University, graduating in 1969. He then worked for eighteen months in the university library after which, in 1971, he became a freelance writer. In 1991 he was appointed Professor in the School of English at the University of St Andrews. As well as ten collections of poetry, including Elegies (1985), The Year's Afternoon, The Donkey's Ears (both 2000), and New Selected Poems 1964-2000 (2003), Douglas Dunn has written several radio and television plays, including Ploughman's Share and Scotsman by Moonlight. He has also edited various anthologies, including Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry (2006). Douglas Dunn has won a Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and has twice been awarded prizes by the Scottish Arts Council. In 1981 he was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for St Kilda's Parliament. In January 1986 he was overall winner of the 1985 Whitbread Book of the Year Award for his collection Elegies., Douglas Dunn was born in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire in 1942, and was Professor in the School of English at the University of St Andrews. As well as over ten collections of poetry - including Elegies (1985), which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and New Selected Poems 1964-2000 (2003) - he has written several radio and television plays and edited various anthologies, including Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry (2006). He was awarded an OBE in 2003 and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2013.

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GOR001083788
New Selected Poems: Douglas Dunn by Douglas Dunn
Douglas Dunn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2003-01-20
352
0571215270
9780571215270
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