Bedouin of the London Evening: Collected Poems (Record no. 437)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781780372389
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 821.91
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Personal name Tonks, Rosemary
9 (RLIN) 360083
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Title Bedouin of the London Evening: Collected Poems
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Place of publication, distribution, etc. United Kingdom;
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Bloodaxe Books Ltd;
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 23 Oct 2014
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Extent 160 Pages;
Other physical details Paperback
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Summary, etc. The "disappearance" of the poet Rosemary Tonks in the 1970s was one of the literary world's most tantalising mysteries - the subject of a BBC feature in 2009 called The Poet Who Vanished. After publishing two extraordinary poetry collections - and six satirical novels - she turned her back on the literary world after a series of personal tragedies and medical crises which made her question the value of literature and embark on a restless, self-torturing spiritual quest. This involved totally renouncing poetry, and suppressing her own books. Interviewed earlier in 1967, she spoke of her direct literary forebears as Baudelaire and Rimbaud: 'They were both poets of the modern metropolis as we know it and no one has bothered to learn what there is to be learned from them - The main duty of the poet is to excite - to send the senses reeling.' Her poetry - published in Notes on Cafes and Bedrooms (1963) and Iliad of Broken Sentences (1967) - is exuberantly sensuous, a hymn to sixties hedonism set amid the bohemian nighttime world of a London reinvented through French poetic influences and sultry Oriental imagery. She was 'Bedouin of the London evening' in one poem: 'I have been young too long, and in a dressing-gown / My private modern life has gone to waste.' All her published poetry is now available in this edition for the first time in over 40 years, along with a selection of her prose.
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Topical term or geographic name entry element Poetry by individual poets
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Withdrawn         Karachi Karachi Poetry and Drama 11/07/2016   821.91 PKLC003150 11/07/2016 11/07/2016 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17  
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