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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry (19 May 2012)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0856464465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0856464461
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 614,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'It takes a special genius to see the real and important lurking in the mundanely routine - O'Driscoll, the Irish Larkin, does. This most astute of poets juxtaposes the soul of the artist with the exactness of the anthropologist; the result is work of meditative intelligence, humour and forgiving humanity.' Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times 'Dennis O'Driscoll has produced an extraordinary body of work - Some of his poems have already achieved the status of classics.' Richard Tillinghast, Poetry Ireland Review

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Dennis O'Driscoll was born in Thurles in 1954. He has published eight previous collections of poetry, a book of essays, two collections of literary quotations and 'Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney'. He has received numerous awards in Ireland and the USA. He worked for almost forty years in Ireland's Revenue and Customs service.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 28 Jan. 2013
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A thoughtful and penetrative analysis of life viewed through the lens of one of Ireland's most beloved and missed poets. Read it for the beauty of its poetry and read it to celebrate a life well lived.
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O'Driscoll's poetry is honest and beautiful. Normally I don't like poetry at all, but a friend introduced me to O'Driscoll's work, and I'm now a fan. I wish the book was longer than its 101 pages, but that's because I'm greedy for his poetry.
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