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My Eightieth Year to Heaven Brian Cox

My Eightieth Year to Heaven By Brian Cox

My Eightieth Year to Heaven by Brian Cox


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Humane, humorous and acute, this book features poetry that honours the pleasures of home, holidays and friends, much-loved books and places, as the foundations of the civilised life, making endurable the pain and grief that are an inevitable part of it. These are poems whose hope and humanity continue to resonate.

My Eightieth Year to Heaven Summary

My Eightieth Year to Heaven by Brian Cox

Brian Cox's latest collection speaks with the quietly assured authority of a lifetime's consideration of the arts of writing and living. Humane, humorous and acute, Cox's poetry honours the pleasures of home and holidays and friends, much-loved books and places, as the foundations of the civilised life, making endurable the pain and grief that are an inevitable part of it. In language that is precise, plain and lucid, these are poems whose hope and humanity continue to resonate.

My Eightieth Year to Heaven Reviews

Enjoyable...the felicitous thoughts of an unostentatiously cultured and observant writer. There is compassion here, as well as a spirited resilience Peter Reading, Times Literary Supplement Sharp, poignant, funny poems Roy Fuller, Spectator'sprightly, modest verse makes for convivial reading...an enjoyable book, the felicitous thoughts of an unostentatiously cultured and observant writer.' - Peter Reading, Times Literary Supplement'an attractive poetry...a poet so wary of the passionate and the rash writes poems in which passion and rashness seem mysteriously present.' - Edward Blishen, Times Educational Supplement

About Brian Cox

Brian Cox (as C.B. Cox) co-edited the controversial Black Papers on Education (1969-77) and chaired the National Curriculum English Working Group (1988-9). His book on National Curriculum English, Cox on Cox (1991), became a best-seller. In 1993 he retired as John Edward Taylor Professor of English Literature at Manchester University, after serving as Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1984-6) and Pro-Vice Chancellor (1987-1991). He has published books of literary criticism, an autobiography, and edited anthologies and collections of essays. He was a founder editor of Critical Quarterly. In retirement he edited a two-volume collection of essays, African Writers, for Scribners, and wrote a second book on the National Curriculum (The Battle for the English Curriculum, 1995). He remains poetry editor of Critical Quarterly.

Additional information

GOR003718999
9781857549317
1857549317
My Eightieth Year to Heaven by Brian Cox
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Carcanet Press Ltd
2007-08-30
64
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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