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Tom Disch’s first collection of poems for ten years presents a dazzling variety show of inventive wit. His serious gift for humour permeates poems by turn lyric and narrative, satirical, rebellious, ribald, uncompromising and honest. Too idiosyncratic and various a poet to belong to any poetic grouping, he is simply, in the late Donald Davie’s phrase, consistently entertai ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Carcanet Press Ltd. (first published 2006)
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Jun 25, 2008 Michael rated it really liked it
I plan to do a review of this and Verses Light & Dark together. I really need to find a copy of "The Cardinal Detoxes" which is Disch's tour de force.

Disch's technique is rooted in traditional prosody, but his subject matter is wide ranging in content and emotion. He is our Jonathan Swift, scathing, satirical, merciless, but just as entangled in our world as we are.
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