Pessimism for Beginners.

By: Hannah, SophiePublisher: Manchester : Carcanet Press Ltd., 2007Copyright date: ©2007Description: 1 online resource (68 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781847773821Subject(s): Biotechnology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Cell culture -- Handbooks, manuals, etcGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Pessimism for BeginnersDDC classification: 821.914 LOC classification: PR6058.A5928 -- P47 2007ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Front Cover -- About the Author -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- I -- On Her Tiredness -- Mary Questions the Health Visitor -- 'No Ball Games etc' -- Round Robin -- Discipline -- The Plan -- Letterland -- Fifteen per cent of goodbye… -- Deferred Gratification -- Silly Mummy -- One Little Wish -- Astronomical -- Pessimism for Beginners -- II -- Something and Nothing -- Telling Strangers -- How I Feel Now -- Living Without You -- From a Stranger -- Exorcise -- Friday 13th February 2004 -- The Onus -- Manifest -- Imaginary Friend -- My Ideal Man -- Send -- III -- The Cutting Dead -- White Feathers -- Peace Offering -- In the Chill -- After the Axe -- The Way It Has to Be -- Nothing to Hide -- Let's Put the Past in Front of Us -- The Barring Arm -- Homewrecker -- Don't Say I Said -- Rubbish at Adultery -- Anyone Can Draw a Line -- Progress -- Limited -- from Chapter 1 of Hurting Distance.
Summary: Full of enchanting humor and intimacy, this inventive collection of poems is designed to engage and delight. Rhymed metrical forms are masterfully handled to produce highly amusing effects and traditional prose is manipulated in order to handle contemporary subjects. Moving yet lighthearted, these poems are a complicated brew that poetry lovers of every stripe will enjoy.
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Front Cover -- About the Author -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- I -- On Her Tiredness -- Mary Questions the Health Visitor -- 'No Ball Games etc' -- Round Robin -- Discipline -- The Plan -- Letterland -- Fifteen per cent of goodbye… -- Deferred Gratification -- Silly Mummy -- One Little Wish -- Astronomical -- Pessimism for Beginners -- II -- Something and Nothing -- Telling Strangers -- How I Feel Now -- Living Without You -- From a Stranger -- Exorcise -- Friday 13th February 2004 -- The Onus -- Manifest -- Imaginary Friend -- My Ideal Man -- Send -- III -- The Cutting Dead -- White Feathers -- Peace Offering -- In the Chill -- After the Axe -- The Way It Has to Be -- Nothing to Hide -- Let's Put the Past in Front of Us -- The Barring Arm -- Homewrecker -- Don't Say I Said -- Rubbish at Adultery -- Anyone Can Draw a Line -- Progress -- Limited -- from Chapter 1 of Hurting Distance.

Full of enchanting humor and intimacy, this inventive collection of poems is designed to engage and delight. Rhymed metrical forms are masterfully handled to produce highly amusing effects and traditional prose is manipulated in order to handle contemporary subjects. Moving yet lighthearted, these poems are a complicated brew that poetry lovers of every stripe will enjoy.

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