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Wolf Tongue

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Description for Wolf Tongue Paperback. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 157 x 23. Weight in Grams: 633.
Barry MacSweeney’s last book, The Book of Demons, recorded his fierce fight against alcoholism as well as the great love of those who helped save his life – though only for three more years. When he died in 2000, he had just assembled a retrospective of his work. Wolf Tongue is his own selection, with the addition of the two late books which many regard as his finest work, Pearl and The Book of Demons. Most of his poetry was out-of-print, and much had never been widely published. The title is his. The cover picture, he hunted down himself. Wolf ... Read more

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Bloodaxe Books Ltd United Kingdom
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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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About Barry Macsweeney
Barry MacSweeney was born in 1948 in Newcastle. After leaving school at 16, he worked as a journalist, mainly in Newcastle, Kent, Bradford and South Shields. He published numerous collections, including an earlier Selected Poems in The Tempers of Hazard, published and destroyed by Paladin in 1993.The Book of Demons (Bloodaxe Books, 1997), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. He ... Read more

Reviews for Wolf Tongue
Barry MacSweeney was a contrary, lone wolf. For 25 years his work was marginalised and was absent from official records of poetry…MacSweeney’s ear for a soaring, lyric melody was unmatched…his poetry became dark as blue steel, edging towards what became his domain: the lament.
Nicholas Johnson
His notion of the artist was formed around a myth ... Read more

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