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Cries Of An Irish Caveman

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Cries of an Irish Caveman is Paul Durcan's most inspired and surprising collection of poems. Through four distinct sections, he brings his tender lyricism to bear on the themes of love, loss, life and death.

The first section describes an experience in Australia which provides a starting point for reassessing his past relationships and loves. The second returns to Ireland,
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published November 8th 2001 by Harvill Press (first published 2001)
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Jul 14, 2010 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I used this collection as my thesis for my independant project. I loved it. Durcan is a vivid writer and further he depicts a sence of sadness and wonder around life and death, love and love lost.
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Durcan was educated at University College, Cork, where he studied archaeology and medieval history. He lives in Dublin.

1974: Patrick Kavanagh Award
1989: Irish American Cultural Institute Poetry Award
1990: Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Poetry (shortlist) for Daddy, Daddy
1990; Whitbread Poetry Award for Daddy, Daddy
1995: Heinemann Award (joint winner)

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