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A first anthology of the new British and Irish poets of the 80s and 90s, with selected works from over 50 key poets, including John Ash, Ciaran Carson, Michael Donaghy, Paul Durcan and many others.
Published September 1st 1993 by Bloodaxe Books Ltd (first published 1993)
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A bit of a mixed bag, an interesting read and some really good poems but at the same time there are a lot of poems that really aren't that good.
In general i'm not that into modern poetry but as i said it was worth reading because there were a few that stuck out.
But my main criticism was that due to trying to cram the work of as many poets as possible into this volume a lot of the very long poems were just given in excerpt form so even if the poem was very good you only got to read a portion of i
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Hulse has translated over sixty books from the German, among them works by Goethe, Rilke, and Jakob Wassermann. He is nowadays most familiar as the translator of three of W. G. Sebald's books: The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn and Vertigo. In addition, he has translated two works by Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek, Lust and Wonderful, Wonderful Times and has collaborated in translating one by Nob ...more
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