The storm house

Liardet, T (2011) The storm house. Carcanet, Manchester. ISBN 9781847770677

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In 2006 Tim Liardet’s brother died in mysterious circumstances. 'The Storm House' is a book-length elegy that is both grief-fugue and exploration of family psychodrama. The two parts of the book form a powerful narrative of sorrow and anger, the events recollected in the first part extended by the virtuoso sonnet-sequence of the second. From uncertainty, trauma and silence, Liardet generates force and gravity in ‘the spring and leap / of energy’ that is the creative life owed to the dead.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Elegiac poetry, English. Poetry — Collections.
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 13:30
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 20:31
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