DOWNLOAD BOOK ☆ Elegies - by Douglas Dunn #2020

  • Title: Elegies
  • Author: Douglas Dunn
  • ISBN: 9780571134694
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback

  • Elegies By Douglas Dunn Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year in 1985, these poems were written after the death of Douglas Dunn s first wife in March 1981.
    Douglas Dunn
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Douglas Eaglesham Dunn is a Scottish poet, academic, and critic.

    Elegies By Douglas Dunn


    ELEGIES is a collection of poems which Douglas Dunn wrote after the death of his wife, the photographer Lesley Balfour Dunn, from cancer in 1981 at the age of only 37 The poems cover a number of issues related to the loss, from memories of former married life to the dry legalities of funeral arrangements and the difficulties of staying in the same house after the death.The poems are written in a variety of traditional forms and metres no modernist free verse here I find the sonnets to be especia [...]

    Roger Pettit
    First published in 1985, Elegies is a collection of 39 poems by Scottish poet Douglas Dunn The poems express Dunn s love for, and grief at the premature death of, his wife Lesley, who died in 1981 and to whom the book is dedicated It might seem to someone who has not read the collection but who knows something about its genesis that Elegies would be a somewhat depressing read But that is simply not the case Not surprisingly, some of the poems are melancholic, even sad But the whole collection is [...]

    A collection of poems written by one of Scotland preeminent poets following the death of his wife Knowing the context of this collection of poems made them all the poignant Often I find myself coming to the end of a poem and having to put the book down to compose myself and consider the pain of the author Highly recommended.

    All about his wife So sad, very lovely.

    Quite possibly my favourite poetry book of all time Douglas writes with such passion and emotion about his wife I cried reading these poems and am touched by his words Beautiful

    Jamie MacDonald Jones
    Raw, beautiful and brutal all in one A very candid tour of the anatomy of grief done in a haunting, lyrical style.

    Eric Steere
    Most emotive book of poetry I have ever read.

    Samir Rawas Sarayji
    I thought a collection of elegies would be too much, but Dunn s grief as well as his beautiful memories of his wife really touched me And although at times cerebral, because of the consistency in poetic techniques, the emotions and imagery never lacked.

    This is a beautiful book chronicling the end of Dunn s wife sickness and the mourning that comes after she dies It s beautiful and compact Somehow his grief is both understandable and vibrant.

    Dunn has written a series of poems about the death of his wife, at a young age, from cancer it seems He shows you various aspects of his grief in these poems well he would they are elegies after all There are some profound truths here, not the least that the happy lives we can find ourself inhabiting are appallingly temporary A perfect accompaniment for a young man suffering from depression in another bleak January, which I am sure was not exactly the target audience but there we are I sympathis [...]

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