Competing with the piano tuner

Liardet, T (1998) Competing with the piano tuner. Seren, Bridgend. ISBN 9781854112279

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This collection dazzles with the sophisticated wit we have come to expect from this distinctive poet. Key themes recur: the opening sequence explores the many different sorts of heat -spiritual, sexual, emotional - inspired by the drought of 1995; the piano tuner himself is the almost God-like symbol of the longing for harmony that courses through the book, along with the clockmaker’s pregnant daughter; and the albatross, a recurring symbol of redemption, is discovered enshrined frozen in an iceberg in the final tour de force ’The Iceberg in the City of Charred Gothic and Glass’.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 21:24
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