Skip to main content
Search for more books
Title:Selected Poems - with a Foreword by Helen Vendler (SIGNED COPY)
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$20.30)
Signed:By Author
Item ID:B009-3072
Publisher:The Pentland Press, Bishop Auckland, Durham, 1999
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
The Pentland Press, 1999, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First, Signed by Author

the poet has put a line through his name on the title page, signed beneath, & also written a gift inscription on the facing end-paper. Complete with compact disc to the rear. Arthur Sale's poems contain a selection of shorter poems, written over a long career, and two extended sequences of which Helen Vendler writes in her introduction “The first, The Willow, is about a natural object - the willow tree in the poet's front garden: the second, The Bridge, is about a man-made work - the bridge at Clare College, Cambridge. Both tell of a succession of encounters with the object over time: both exemplify the power of the poetic mind, as it pours itself into a non-human thing, to invest that thing with aura, value and presence”. Mercurial, eclectic, idiosyncratic, a celebrant of things being various, Arthur Sale is a poet fascinated by the architectonics of ground-level nature, mirroring its intricacy in the impacted layer-upon-layer ingenuities of his poetic method which shifts brilliantly back and forth between closely observed detail and resonant, generalized statement. Equally at home with the anarchic humour of Harpo Marx and the terms of post-Einstein physics, Sale's is a world of illuminating surprise and maverick connections, but never does it lose touch with common humanity. These remarkable poems, stubbornly committed to the full resources of poetry, make demands on their reader and offer commensurate rewards. They deserve the widest possible circulation. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 121 pages. Item Type: Book with CD. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's name & "Cambridge 1999" in ink on fep.. Gilt titles spine. black cloth. section of notes on the poems to rear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Poetry; Poems; Cambridge; England; Poetry. Signed by Author. ISBN: 1858216508. ISBN/EAN: 9781858216508. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3072.
To see the Shipping Fee please change the following as required:

Shipping Destination State/Province okay

Display prices in