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Thomas Kinsella: The Peppercanister Poems

The Peppercanister Poems

Traces the history of the Peppercanister Press and illuminates the evolving development of Kinsella’s ambitious poetic project. The poems are discussed chronologically and the clear interpretations are accompanied by drawings and reproductions of covers from the original publications.

288 pages


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Table of Contents

Part 1 - Elegiac concerns - "Butcher’s Dozen", "A Selected Life", "Vertical Man", "The Good Fight". Part 2 - Psychic geography - "One", "A Technical Supplement", "Song of the Night", "The Messenger". Part 3 - Historical particulars - "Songs of the Psyche", "Her Vertical Smile", "Out of Ireland", "St Catherine’s Clock". Part 4 - Political matters - "One Fond Embrace", "Personal Places", "poems from Center City", "Madonna and Other poems", "Open Court". Conclusion - "The Pen Shop", The Familiar", "Godhead"

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