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Carrying the Elephant By Michael Rosen

Carrying the Elephant
by Michael Rosen

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In 72 prose poems Michael Rosen tells the story of a life: growing up with Jewish Communist parents in north London, strange trips to eastern Europe during the Cold War, and trainee days at the BBC. At the book's core is the tragic death of his 18-year-old son.
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Carrying the Elephant: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Michael Rosen

dear joe, your wild noisy huge brother is dead. I couldn't do what my parents did: bring two boys, four years apart, through the maze. In 72 prose-poems Michael Rosen tells the story of a life: growing up with Jewish Communist parents in north London, strange trips to eastern Europe during the Cold War, trainee days at the BBC under the watchful eye of MI6, etc. But the core of the book is about the central calamity in Rosen's life: the totally unexpected death of his 18-year-old son from meningitis one night. Unflinching, totally lacking in mawkishness or self-pity, these are brilliant pieces that show the process of grieving and memory in wonderfully memorable ways.

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About Michael Rosen


Michael Rosen was born and brought up in north London. Since the early 70s he has made his living from writing, performing and broadcasting. He is a regular on Radio 4 and the World Service. He has won numerous awards both for his broadcasting and for his children's poetry. He lives in Hackney.

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GOR001410924
Carrying the Elephant: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2002-11-07
96
0141010274
9780141010274
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