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Richard Murphy - The Kick: A Memoir - 9781862074576 - KOC0003424
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The Kick: A Memoir

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Description for The Kick: A Memoir Hardcover. One of 75 specially bound copies. Signed by author. Quarter goatskin with raised bands, hand tooled spine, top edge gilt and marble boards. Copy fine in fine slipcase
In The Kick, poet Richard Murphy has constructed, from astonishingly detailed diaries kept over the course of five decades, a unique memoir of his life and times. The book is a publishing event. Murphy writes about the most painfully delicate personal issues, including his own ambivalent sexuality, and he also has brilliant accounts of meetings and friendships with some of the most significant post-war writers - WH Auden, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, JR Ackerley, Laura Riding, Robert Graves, John McGahern and Conor Cruise O'Brien among them. He writes well about landscape and buildings, about his obsession with the coastline of ... Read more

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About Richard Murphy
Richard Murphy was born in County Mayo in 1927. His major works as a poet include The Battle of Aughrim (1968) and High Island (1974). His Collected Poems were published in 2000. He now lives in Durban, South Africa.

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