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The Drowned Book

by Sean O'brien

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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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".

The Drowned Book Synopsis

Many of the poems in Sean O’Brien’s new collection take their emotional tenor and imaginative cue from his acclaimed translation of Dante’s Inferno, and occupy a dark, flooded, subterranean world, as dramatically compelling as it is disquieting. Circumstances have compelled O’Brien 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 O’Brien a master of the authoritative line, and underscores his pre-eminence among contemporary English poets.

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ISBN: 9780330447621
Publication date: 07/09/2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780330447621
Publication date: 7th September 2007
Author: Sean O'brien
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About 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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