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Dennis O'driscoll - Exemplary Damages - 9780856463501 - KOC0003636
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Exemplary Damages

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Description for Exemplary Damages Paperback. Captures the contemporary attitudes towards life, love and God. Num Pages: 88 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 217 x 140 x 7. Weight in Grams: 122. Clean copy with minor shelf wear. Previous owner's inscription on inpage
Exemplary Damages is as fine and varied a collection as its five predecessors. It captures contemporary attitudes towards life, love and God with unfaltering accuracy in styles which range from the richly sensuous to the mercilessly mordant. Whether depicting a group of middle-aged 'lads' at tea break or struggling to comprehend the English spoken at an EU seminar, Dennis O'Driscoll's skill in observation and metaphor succeeds in conveying humour and pathos with an unsentimental robustness.

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About Dennis O'driscoll
Born in Thurles, County Tipperary in 1954, Dennis O'Driscoll has received wide recognition for his previous collections, including a Lannan Literary Award in 1999. A selection of his essays and reviews, 'Troubled Thoughts, Majestic Dreams' (Gallery Press), appeared in 2001. A civil servant since the age of 16, he works for Irish Customs in Dublin.

Reviews for Exemplary Damages
'O'Driscoll already has in considerable measure all the best qualities of contemporary Irish verse, its exactitude, its swing, its verbal harmonies... his poems should bring rewards to all readers of contemporary poetry'Graham Christian, Harvard Review

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