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Fellini Beach

Liardet, T (1994) Fellini Beach. Seren, Bridgend. ISBN 9781854111159

Abstract

The diverse themes and textures of Tim Liardet’s second collection of poems, Fellini Beach, are intricately wrought and almost operatic in scope and intensity. The poems of section 1 are not casual, 'occasional' poems, but dramas with atmospheric sets, peopled by mad, eccentric or Felliniesque characters, such as 'A Spinster on The London Underground', 'Nietzsche at the Villa Silberblick', or the mysterious valet Wetherton and his 'Captain' in 'Palimpsest for a Radio Play.' The author’s dedication to classical forms and rhyme is counterpointed by ironic humour and a playful delight in gothic detail. Section 2 includes poems from a closer, personal perspective, on family, erotic love, childhood, adolescence, and even a trip to the dentist - all characterised by Liardet’s sharp and quirky observations.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 20:53
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 12:42
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/3101
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