This volume examines the relationship between poetic language and place in the work of Paul Muldoon. Through a close reading of the formal aspects of his poems, it explores how poetry as an art form can be engaged to map the complex relationships between language and the material, phenomenal, personal and social aspects of our sense of place.
The 100 letters collected in this beautifully illustrated book demonstrate the power of the written word to inspire, astonish and entertain. Ranging from ink-inscribed tablets vividly describing life in the Roman Empire to remarkable last wills and testaments, passionate outpourings of love and despair, and succinct notes with deadly consequences.
Contains twelve of author's celebrated short stories, together with "The Grass Harp" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's". This title also includes various sketches of places from Tangiers to Brooklyn, and insights into the lives of his contemporaries, from Jane Bowles and Cecil Beaton to Marilyn Monroe and Tennessee Williams.