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Night

Harsent, D (2011) Night. Faber and Faber, London. ISBN 9780571255634

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Abstract

Among the poems that open Night, David Harsent's follow-up to his Forward Prize-winning collection "Legion", is a startling sequence about a garden - but a garden unlike any other. It sets the tone for a book in which the sureties of daylight become uncertain: dark, unsettling narratives about what wakes in us when we escape our day-lit selves to visit a place where the dream-like and the nightmarish are never far apart. The book culminates in the seductive and brilliantly-sustained 'Elsewhere', a noirish, labyrinthine quest-poem in which the protagonist is drawn ever onward through a series of encounters and reflections like an after-hours Orpheus, hard-bitten and harried by memory.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2013 10:48
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:28
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