Shades of the Sublime and Beautiful

by John Kinsella

Poetry

Shades of the Sublime and Beautiful Synopsis

Shades of the Sublime & Beautiful is a warm, human, anecdotally rich book, concentrating many of the themes that have obsessed its author over the last twenty years: language, love, the invocation of place, the mysteries of the Australian wilderness, and our mediations between the human and natural realms.

Together, these lyric meditations build towards a profound thesis on the ecology of the imagination, and are always conducted in concrete, vivid and exuberant language that is unmistakably Kinsella's own. 'Kinsella's poems are a very rare feat: they are narratives of feeling. Vivid sight of landscapes, of animals, of human forms in distant light becomes insight.

Shades of the Sublime and Beautiful Press Reviews

There is, often, the shock of the new. But somehow awaited, even familiar. Which is the homecoming of a true poet' George Steiner

 

'John Kinsella is an Orphic fountain, a prodigy of the imagination ...he frequently makes me think of John Ashbery: improbable fecundity, eclecticism, and a stand that fuses populism and elitism in poetic audience' Harold Bloom

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ISBN: 9780330453776
Publication date: 21/03/2008
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330453776
Publication date: 21st March 2008
Author: John Kinsella
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Genres: Poetry,
Categories: Poetry,

About John Kinsella

John Kinsella is the author of over thirty books, and is editor of the international literary journal Salt. A Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, he lives in the US.

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