At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
At the Barriers: On The P... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Albany_Books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Unread copy in very good condition. There is a crease to the cover and some shelf wear. Fast, daily dispatch 2-4 days for delivery within UK. International orders may take up to 3-4 weeks. Feb15.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

At the Barriers: On The Poetry Of Thom Gunn Paperback – 15 Jul 2009

1 customer review

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£20.50
£13.22 £12.96
£20.50 FREE Delivery in the UK. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Win a £5,000 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card for your child's school by voting for their favourite book. Learn more.
  • Prepare for the summer with our pick of the best selection for children (ages 0 - 12) across Amazon.co.uk.


Win a £5,000 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card and 30 Kindle E-readers for your child or pupil's school.
Vote for your child or pupil(s) favourite book(s) here to be in with a chance to win.

Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (3 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226890449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226890449
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,850,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"Since his death in 2004, poetry on both sides of the Atlantic has missed Thom Gunn--his gusto, his candor, his tact, his persistent doubleness, his unfolding sympathies, his freedom from fixed ideas. This important collection of critical prose, a tribute, a reappraisal, and an extension of his life and work, returns Gunn to our attention in his living power. Poetry will be glad of it."--Langdon Hammer (03/20/2009) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Joshua Weiner is associate professor of English and the director of the English Honors Program at the University of Maryland. He is the author of two books of poetry, The World's Room and From the Book of Giants, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Quinn on 25 Oct. 2011
Format: Paperback
Although I read this collection of essays with pleasure, most people wouldn't. It is not a definitive collection of essays, failing to explain what makes Thom Gunn compelling or to analyse his various styles, his various tones and his recurrent obsessions. A few of the essays do what Gunn never did, namely regard him as a Gay Poet, rather than as a Universal Poet. This collection may date badly because of its attention to recent social issues but it does contain some original gems (by Weiner himself and the prototype essay of August Kleinzahler's magnificent introduction to the Selected Poems).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback