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Speech! Speech!

Hill, Geoffrey

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ISBN 10: 1582432406 / ISBN 13: 9781582432403
Published by Counterpoint, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Near Fine+ Soft cover
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1st Edition/1st Printing Thus. softcover (2003). SIGNED by author on a bookplate affixed to front end page: "Best wishes, Geoffrey Hill, 03/12/04" (wishes lightly smudged). Bookseller Inventory # 028321

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Title: Speech! Speech!

Publisher: Counterpoint, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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With Daumier as his muse, Geoffrey Hill, "the best poet we have, assaults the emptiness of public discourse to which we have become accustomed."-- Evening Standard.

With our minds and ears fouled by degraded public speech--by media hype, insipid sermons, hollow political rhetoric, and the ritual misuse of words--how do we begin to think and speak honestly? At a time when our common language has been made false and ugly, how does the artist find words to communicate truth and beauty? These are the questions that Geoffrey Hill addresses in Speech! Speech!, a caustic, tragicomic tour de force that the London Guardian, naming it the poetry book of the year, called "magisterial--a classic of English poetry."

About the Author:

Geoffrey Hill was born in 1932, in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. His books include nine volumes of poetry and two previous collections of essays. Since 1988 he has lived in Massachusetts and taught at Boston University, where he is Professor of Literature and Religion and co-director of the Editorial Institute.

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