The Asylum Dance ePub (Adobe DRM) download by John Burnside

The Asylum Dance

Vintage Digital
Publication date: November 2010
ISBN: 9781446412268
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$18.82
Our price:
$15.99

You save: $2.83 (15%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!

Lucid, tender, and strangely troubling, the poems in The Asylum Dance - which won the Whitbread Prize for Poetry in 2000 - are hymns to the tension between the sanctuary of home and the lure of escape. This is territory that Burnside has made his own: a domestic world threaded through with myth and longing, beyond which lies a no man's land - the 'somewhere in between' - of dusk or dawn, of mists or sudden light, where the epiphanies are.

Using the framework of four long poems, 'Ports', 'Settlements', 'Fields' and 'Roads', the poet balances presence with absence; we are shown the homing instinct - felt in the blood and marrow - as a pull to refuge, simplicity, and a safe haven, while at the same time hearing the siren call from the world beyond: the thrilling expectancy of fairground or dancehall, the possibilities of the open road. With a confident open line and complete command of the language, John Burnside writes with grace, agility and profound philosophical purpose, confirming his position in the front rank of contemporary poetry.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Asylum Dance ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
425 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by John Burnside
All One Breath ePub (Adobe DRM) download by John Burnside
All One Breath
John Burnside
Vintage Digital, February 2014
ISBN: 9780224097406
Format: ePub
List Price: $15.68 Our price: $12.99
Something Like Happy ePub (Adobe DRM) download by John Burnside
Something Like Happy
John Burnside
Vintage Digital, January 2013
ISBN: 9780224097031
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.11 Our price: $11.99
The Mercy Boys ePub (Adobe DRM) download by John Burnside
The Mercy Boys
John Burnside
Vintage Digital, February 2012
ISBN: 9780099773115
Format: ePub
List Price: $12.54 Our price: $10.99
Black Cat Bone ePub (Adobe DRM) download by John Burnside
Black Cat Bone
John Burnside
Vintage Digital, February 2012
ISBN: 9780224093859
Format: ePub
List Price: $15.68 Our price: $12.99
Recently Viewed Products