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The Drowned Book by Sean O'brien
  

The Drowned Book

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Winner of the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry 2007.
The poet Peter Porter, who chaired the judging panel of WN Herbert and Sujata Bhatt, called O'Brien "a major artist" and described The Drowned Book as "fierce, funny and deeply melancholy".

Synopsis

The Drowned Book by Sean O'brien

Many of the poems in Sean OâBrienâs new collection take their emotional tenor and imaginative cue from his acclaimed translation of Danteâs Inferno, and occupy a dark, flooded, subterranean world, as dramatically compelling as it is disquieting. Circumstances have compelled OâBrien to return repeatedly to the elegiac form, and The Drowned Book contains a number of powerfully moving poems written in memory of fellow poets and artists. The Drowned Book again shows OâBrien a master of the authoritative line, and underscores his pre-eminence among contemporary English poets.

About the Author

Sean O'brien
Sean O’Brien is a poet, critic, playwright, broadcaster, anthologist and editor. He grew up in Hull and now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th September 2007

Author

Sean O'brien

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

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Paperback

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Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780330447621

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