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Selected Poems

Adcock, Fleur

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ISBN 10: 0192119540 / ISBN 13: 9780192119544
Published by Oxford University Press, 1983
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Title: Selected Poems

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1983

Book Condition: Good

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This volume includes a selection of early work from Fleur Adcock's first two collections together with a more substantial representation from the more recent collections all now unavailable. The 1979 pamphlet Below Loughrigg and twenty-six uncollected poems are also included.


`Fleur Adcock, from whose five books the contents of Selected Poems has been chosen, is one of the best poets writing in English.' Gavin Ewart

`substantial and highly impressive`

`An individual, woman's-eye view of the world, a book to be returned to, dipped into, often.' Adrian Henri

`Adcock's work covers a wide range and is at its most effective when touching on intimate themes, or developing bright fantasies...Humour and honesty are the poet's great virtues.' Christopher Reid

`stylistically all of a piece, written in a clear, accurate, unstrained contemporary idiom, poetic by virtue of observation, a sly irony, and structure...It is a consistently interesting book.' Martin Dodsworth

`as unputdownable as a good abundant, attractive book, fiercely fresh and truthful' Claude Rawson

`Adcock deals with the problems that affect all of us and lifts them into the dimension of highly accomplished art; she is an exceptionally rewarding and readable poet.' Alan Bold

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