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Fred D´aguiar - The Rose of Toulouse - 9781847772299 - KSG0012909
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The Rose of Toulouse

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Description for The Rose of Toulouse Paperback. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing where the poet has lived and taught, their histories, and his history as he travels away from who he was. Num Pages: 80 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 146 x 8. Weight in Grams: 112. Good clean copy
'I should never ask / directions to my childhood', writes Fred D'Aguiar: there is no way back home. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was. His transformations and shifts - between Britain, Guyana and the USA - are his identity: 'Each year I travel, my passport photo / looks less like me.' In both flexible free verse and more formally patterned poems, D'Aguiar conveys the fragility of flesh and the transience of ... Read more

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Carcanet Press Ltd
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About Fred D´aguiar
FRED D'AGUIAR was born in London to Guyanese parents, grew up in Guyana and returned to London as a teenager. He has published six volumes of poetry and five novels, including The Longest Memory, which won the 1994 Whitbread First Novel Award. He divides his time between the UK, Guyana and the US, where he is Professor of English and ... Read more

Reviews for The Rose of Toulouse
Praise for Continental Shelf: 'Sensitive... beautiful, visionary.'
Frances Leviston, Poetry London 'Outstanding... Quietly crafted, calm, full of luminous details and texture, these poems offer a gentle, almost utopian, sturdiness.'
Charles Bainbridge, Guardian

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