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The Dice Cup

John Fuller


PUBLISHED: 2nd October 2014
ISBN: 9780701188368
ANNOTATION:
'In the dice cup, then, life becomes not a design but a wager; not an adventure but a game...' Brimming with brio and brilliance, John Fuller's latest collection comprises exquisite philosophical arguments, dream visions, aphorisms, precise portraits, colourful fables and tableaux of life.
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PUBLISHED: 2nd October 2014
ISBN: 9780701188368
ANNOTATION:
'In the dice cup, then, life becomes not a design but a wager; not an adventure but a game...' Brimming with brio and brilliance, John Fuller's latest collection comprises exquisite philosophical arguments, dream visions, aphorisms, precise portraits, colourful fables and tableaux of life.

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'In the dice cup, then, life becomes not a design but a wager; not an adventure but a game...'

Brimming with brio and brilliance, John Fuller's latest collection comprises exquisite philosophical arguments, dream visions, aphorisms, precise portraits, colourful fables and tableaux of life.

Publisher Description

'In the dice cup, then, life becomes not a design but a wager; not an adventure but a game...'

Brimming with brio and brilliance, John Fuller's latest collection comprises exquisite philosophical arguments, dream visions, aphorisms, precise portraits, colourful fables and tableaux of life. But here too lie shadows- in departures and deteriorations, in a life balanced delicately between the known and the unknown.

Taken together, The Dice Cup unfolds like a Chinese box of observations; wit, humour, pathos and playfulness entwine to thrilling and thought-provoking effect. It is a late, great work from one of our finest poets.

Author Biography

John Fuller, born in Ashford, Kent, is an acclaimed poet and novelist. The author of eighteen collections of poetry, of these Stones and Fires (1996) was awarded the Forward Prize; Now and For a Time (2002) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize; Ghosts (2004) was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award for Poetry; The Space of Joy (2006) was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award, and The Grey Among the Green (1988), Song & Dance (2008) and Pebble & I (2010), were all Poetry Book Society Recommendations. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.

Review

One of England's greatest poets Daily Telegraph John Fuller has achieved a melding of form and content as profound and...as original as any in The Dice Cup, with a poise and beauty that prose...cannot conjure -- William Wootten The Times Literary Supplement

Review Text

"John Fuller has achieved a melding of form and content as profound and...as original as any in The Dice Cup , with a poise and beauty that prose...cannot conjure"

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A new collection of prose poems, from one Chatto's finest poets

Product Details

Author
John Fuller
Pages
96
Year
2014
ISBN-10
0701188367
ISBN-13
9780701188368
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2014-10-02
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
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