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ODES & fragments by Alan Davies presents a substantial collection of recent poetry, including odes and fragments as well as modes above and beyond. Ranging in length from a few words to twenty-plus pages, these poems vary widely, exploring love and fellowship, war and adversity, beginnings and endings (and the ongoing), instances of thought, feelings that flutter then fail ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 28th 2013 by Ellipsis Press
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - June 18, 2013

I feel like practically every review I write about Alan's bks starts out similarly - something along these lines: 'I've been friends w/ Alan Davies for at least 34 yrs now & I STILL have difficulty relating to his writing.' This bk is ALMOST an exception. I hate to fall into the pattern I'm about to describe but it still strikes me as somewhat accurate so I'll describe it ANYWAY despite its non-flatteringness t
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Some of these I enjoyed, but others (most of them, to be honest) I couldn't get a good grip on. Interesting design though, with the use of varied fonts, and I suppose if you already love Davies, you'll love this too, so maybe a volume more for enthusiasts/fans than new readers to his work.
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Alan Davies is an English stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He has played the title role in the BBC mystery drama series Jonathan Creek since 1997, and has been the only permanent panellist on the BBC panel show QI since 2003.

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