The Other Country


by
Carol Ann Duffy

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 88 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

As with her later collections, The Other Country takes its readers on a journey that is both familiar yet surreal. Escorting us to ‘the other country’ — that is, those places that we otherwise visit only in our memories or our minds — it blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, and as such, can be both playful and provocative. It is also, however, deeply intelligent, honest and thoughtful, with a deftness of tone and touch, and an emotional yet unsentimental openess that makes this one of Carol Ann Duffy’s most vivid and remarkable collections to date. ‘Urgent, and packed with future classics, The Other Country is a book that proclaims that poetry is alive’ Peter Forbes, Guardian

As with her later collections, The Other Country takes its readers on a journey that is both familiar yet surreal. Escorting us to ‘the other country’ — that is, those places that we otherwise visit only in our memories or our minds — it blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, and as such, can be both playful and provocative. It is also, however, deeply intelligent, honest and thoughtful, with a deftness of tone and touch, and an emotional yet unsentimental… (more)

As with her later collections, The Other Country takes its readers on a journey that is both familiar yet surreal. Escorting us to ‘the other country’ — that is, those places that we otherwise visit only in our memories or our minds — it blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, and as such, can be both playful and provocative. It is also, however, deeply intelligent, honest and thoughtful, with a deftness of tone and touch, and an emotional yet unsentimental openess that makes this one of Carol Ann Duffy’s most vivid and remarkable collections to date. ‘Urgent, and packed with future classics, The Other Country is a book that proclaims that poetry is alive’ Peter Forbes, Guardian

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