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A Cold Coming

Harrison, Tony

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ISBN 10: 1852241861 / ISBN 13: 9781852241865
Published by Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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1991. First Edition. Paperback. 8vo. good copy in original wrappers.Poetry. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KEX0277739

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Title: A Cold Coming

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Written during the Gulf War for The Guardian, the title poem is Harrison's response to Ken Jarecke's potent photo of a charred Iraqi soldier on the road to Basra. As a poet Harrison doesn't fool around.... There's something about his working-class temperament that hasn't time nor patience for metaphor and the grand abstraction. A Cold Coming is delivered rapid-fire in ninety-two clipped, rhymed couplets that never wear on the ear, driving the piece with relentless wit, heartbreak and a sick humor that is probably the only sane way to deal with the enormity of the subject...Harrison is a major poet, a tough and tender-minded realist fully aware of his spiritual contradictions. -- Willamette Week. Harrison's poetry is fuelled by the strongest feeling and most exhilarating erudition, and attains a quite remarkable singularity. -- TLS.

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A Cold Coming
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