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THE PASSAGES OF JOY

Gunn, Thom

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ISBN 10: 0374229902 / ISBN 13: 9780374229900
Published by New York Farrar Straus Giroux (1982)., 1982
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Title: THE PASSAGES OF JOY

Publisher: New York Farrar Straus Giroux (1982).

Publication Date: 1982

Edition: F.

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Thom Gunn was born in Gravesend, Kent in 1929. After National Service and a short time living in Paris, he enrolled at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read English. He published his first book of poems, Fighting Terms, while he was still an undergraduate. In 1954 he moved to San Francisco and held a one-year Fellowship at Stanford University. He published over thirty books of poetry, including The Man with Night Sweats, which won the Forward Prize for Poetry in 1992, and Boss Cupid (2000). Thom Gunn died in 2004.

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"The Passages of Joy", published in 1982, saw Thom Gunn writing at the height of his powers. The poems combine personal directness with an apparently effortless technical assurance.

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