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The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village under the Sea: Poems

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From the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time comes Mark Haddon’s first collection of poems.

That Mark Haddon’s first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a book of poetry may surprise his many fans; that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will not.

The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea reveals a poet of great versatility and formal talent. All the gifts so admired in Haddon’s prose are in strong evidence here – the humanity, the dark humour, and the uncanny ventriloquism – but Haddon is also a writer of considerable seriousness, lyric power, and surreal invention. This book will consolidate his reputation as one of the most imaginative writers in contemporary literature.

Synopsis:

An inventive new collection of poetry by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time presents an array of bittersweet love lyrics, bold new versions of classical odes, lullabies, comic set-pieces, and wry post-modern shenanigans, all demostrating a virtuosity of voice and versatility of imagination. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

A collection of poetry presents an array of love lyrics, new versions of classical odes, lullabies, and comic set-pieces that demonstrate a versatility of voice and imagination.

About the Author

Mark Haddon is a writer and illustrator of numerous award-winning children’s books and television screen-plays. He is the author of the bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which was the Whitbread Book of the Year in 2004. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and lives in Oxford, England.

Table of Contents

Go, little bok — A rough guide — After a beheading — Cabin doors to automatic — Green — This poem is certificate 18 — Trees — Nuns — Rescued — 1998 — The seventh circle — A tally stick — The model village — New Year's Day — Average fool — Bushings — Midas — Thunderbirds are go — Great white — Rings — Black — The penguin — Days — The river-car — Galatea — Christmas night, 1930 — Lullaby — The twilight zone — The short fuse — Miaow — Woof — Gemini — Old, new, borrowed, blue — Dry leaves — Poets — Silver nitrate — The facts — The house of the four winds — Once upon a time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307498199
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Poetry : English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Author:
Haddon, Mark
Author:
Mark Haddon
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060411
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
60

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » United Kingdom » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village under the Sea: Poems
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Product details 60 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307498199 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An inventive new collection of poetry by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time presents an array of bittersweet love lyrics, bold new versions of classical odes, lullabies, comic set-pieces, and wry post-modern shenanigans, all demostrating a virtuosity of voice and versatility of imagination. Original. 15,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , A collection of poetry presents an array of love lyrics, new versions of classical odes, lullabies, and comic set-pieces that demonstrate a versatility of voice and imagination.
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