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Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil

by Paul Durcan

PUBLISHED: 7th May 2015
ISBN: 9781910701126
ANNOTATION:
WINNER OF THE 2014 IRISH BOOK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Paul Durcan has been at the heart of Irish cultural life for over 40 years and his poetry has acquired a huge international following.
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PUBLISHED: 7th May 2015
ISBN: 9781910701126
ANNOTATION:
WINNER OF THE 2014 IRISH BOOK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Paul Durcan has been at the heart of Irish cultural life for over 40 years and his poetry has acquired a huge international following.

Annotation

WINNER OF THE 2014 IRISH BOOK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Paul Durcan has been at the heart of Irish cultural life for over 40 years and his poetry has acquired a huge international following.

Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE 2014 IRISH BOOK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Paul Durcan has been at the heart of Irish cultural life for over 40 years and his poetry has acquired a huge international following. Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil is his most challenging and engaging collection yet, one that addresses itself through Ireland and the Irish diaspora to the whole world beyond.

Author Biography

Paul Durcan was born in Dublin in 1944. His first book, Endsville (1967), has been followed by more than twenty others, including The Berlin Wall Cafe (a Poetry Book Society Choice in 1985), Daddy, Daddy (winner of the Whitbread Award for Poetry in 1990), Crazy About Women (1991), A Snail in My Prime- New and Selected Poems (1993), Give Me Your Hand (1994), Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil (1999), The Art of Life (2004), The Laughter of Mothers (2007), Life is a Dream- 40 Years Reading Poems 1967-2007 (2009), Praise in Which I Live and Move and Have My Being (2012), and The Days of Surprise (2015). In 2001 Paul Durcan received a Cholmondeley Award. He was Ireland Professor of Poetry from 2004 to 2007. He was conferred with a DLitt by Trinity College Dublin in 2009 and by University College Dublin in 2011. In 2014 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Irish Book Award. He is a member of Aosdana.

Review

Paul Durcan's Ireland is the one we inhabit. At times he is ready to celebrate the bizarre amd the ordinary; at other times he is full of a surreal rage against both order and disorder -- Colm Toibin Times Literary Supplement Durcan's must be the most capacious and generous mind in contemporary poetry: in the face of the rabid and murderous dark he finds always something or someone to celebrate -- Theo Dorgan Sunday Tribute

Product Details

Author
Paul Durcan
Pages
272
Year
2015
ISBN-10
1910701122
ISBN-13
9781910701126
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2015-05-07
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade