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Changeling (EPUB ebook)

By Pollard, Clare

Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Clare Pollard's fourth collection is steeped in folktale and ballads, and looks at the stories we tell about ourselves. From the Pendle witch-trials in 17th-century Lancashire to the gangs of modern-day east London, Changeling takes on our myth...s and monsters. These are poems of place that journey from Zennor to Whitby, Broadstairs to Brick Lane. Whether relocating the traditional ballad 'The Twa Corbies' to war-torn Iraq, introducing us to the bearded lady Miss Lupin, or giving us a glimpse of the 'beast of Bolton', Changeling is a book about our relationship with the Other: fear and trust, force and freedom. 'Her work really is emphatically of our time, capturing the world in its beauties and horrors in writing that's technically superb, but which also has what, if I was a sentimental chap, I'd call heart' -Ian McMillan, The Verb. 'The themes are ancient -guilt, grief, the almost unbearable com-mingling of beauty and suffering -but shown through contemporary globalised life in all its grossness and glory...Pollard's wit, honesty and recklessness' -Frances Leviston, Yorkshire Post. 'Clare Pollard has so much youthful talent that it's alarming. The poems are raw and sexy, exotic and compelling, their insights at once intimate and universal. There's a cruel precision of observation too, coupled with a real opulence, about these pieces... I loved the headlong rush of it all' -Catherine Czerkawska, Mslexia. 'Pollard's poems are like shards of glass, brittle, dangerous things that work their way under your skin...Pollard is a poet of the 21st century, a witness of the present and a shaper of its voice' -John Sears, PopMatters.
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ISBN 9781780370583
Published 23 Jun 2011
Publisher Faber Factory
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781780370583
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber Factory
Imprint Bloodaxe Books
Released 23 Jun 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Pollard, Clare
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Poetry & Poets
Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Works By Individual Poets: Classical, Early & Medieval
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 821.914
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade