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Man at Leisure

Man at Leisure
 

Published for the first time in 1972, this verse collection reveals lesser-known facets of the novelist Alexander Trocchi's writing.

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ISBN 9780714549446
Published 20 February 2019 by Alma Books Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Trocchi, Alexander
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ISBN-13 9780714549446
ISBN-10 0714549444
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Calder Publications Ltd
Publication Date 20 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Trocchi, Alexander
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Published for the first time in 1972, this verse collection reveals lesser-known facets of the novelist Alexander Trocchi's writing. The poems included span a long period of time, and range from the lyricism of his early love poetry and reflections on his involvement in drug culture to the penetrating comments on contemporary figures and events of his later pieces. Trocchi's language is strong, rich and frankly obscene, and his arguments are both witty and profound. Featuring an introduction by William S. Burroughs and a new preface by John Calder, Man at Leisure forms a notable addition to the published work of one of the finest Scottish writers of the twentieth century.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The poems in this book are reminiscent of John Donne and the metaphysical poets ... Alex writes about spirit, flesh and death and the vision that comes through the flesh. -- William S. Burroughs

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Author's Bio

Alexander Trocchi (1925-84) left Glasgow University with the honours of a brilliant philosophy scholar. In Paris, he founded Merlin - the outstanding literary magazine - wrote novels for Olympia Press, experimented with heroin and became hooked. He is best known for Cain's Book and Young Adam.

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