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Laurels and Donkeys

Motion , Andrew

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ISBN 10: 0956543219 / ISBN 13: 9780956543219
Published by Clutag Press, Thame , UK, 2010
Condition: Like New with DJ
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Extremely rare chap book of war poetry by Sir Andrew Motion. Poet laureate of the UK from 1999-2009.35 pp.Limited edition. This may have been one of only a few copies sold and may have been pulled by the publisher . I have never seen another copy of this title. Its a sequence of war poems based on memories of the poet's father who landed at D-Day and fought in France and Germany in World War Two,and a series of poems telling soldiers' experiences of war , starting from World War I until the recent wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. This book " was published on Armistice Day 2010 and launched that evening in the Grimond Room , Portcullis House , Palace of Westminster .".a sample . General Petraeus, when the death-count of American troops in Iraq was close to 3,800, said ‘The truth is you never do get used to losses. There is a kind of bad news vessel with holes, and sometimes it drains, then it fills up, then it empties again’, leaving in this particular case the residue of a long story involving one soldier who, in the course of his street-patrol, tweaked the antenna on the TV in a bar hoping for baseball, but found instead the snowy picture of men in a circle talking, all apparently angry and perhaps Jihadists. They turned out to be reciting poetry. ‘My life’, said the interpreter, ‘is like a bag of flour thrown through wind and into thorn bushes.’ Then ‘No, no’, he said, correcting himself. ‘Like dust in the wind. Like a hopeless man.’ - Losses. Bookseller Inventory # 16113a

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Title: Laurels and Donkeys

Publisher: Clutag Press, Thame , UK

Publication Date: 2010

Book Condition:Like New with DJ

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Hardcover

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