The Owl In The Tree

By: Thwaite, Anthony

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59pp. Dj very good, light fading to spine, priceclipped. Bookplate on ffe and neatly inscribed acquisition information on t.p.. Else a very good, clean, bright, tight copy.Thwaite ... literary executor to Philip Larkin--- but Thwaite’s poems roam more widely than Larkin’s did; his work spans millennia, several continents and dozens of people’s perspectives.-- The Owl in the Tree ( author's second book), is concerned with a very English type of domesticity. Some of its best poems are about provincial lives and deaths, with an emphasis on the awfulness of disappearing. A standout poem is ‘Mr Cooper’, in which the subject appears only in a message found on the back of a business card left in a toilet: ‘MR COOPER - DEAD’. The horror of a life’s amounting to so little is all the more painful for its being tinged here with dark comedy." ( The Spectator) pgs

Title: The Owl In The Tree

Author Name: Thwaite, Anthony

Categories: General (English Language et.al.),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1963

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Seller ID: 003874

Keywords: British Poetry