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Edwin Muir Selected Poems [Paperback]

Edwin Muir , Mick Imlah
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15 May 2008

Born on the Orkney island of Wyre in 1887, Edwin Muir settled in various parts of Europe during the first half of the twentieth century - from Glasgow, to Austria and Czechoslovakia throughout to 1920s, 1930s and again after the war. Muir's poetry bears oblique witness to the most traumatic years and events of this century, and is haunted by the symbolic 'fable' which he longed to find beneath the surface 'story' of mere events, as he came to terms with his own nature amidst the terror and confusion of the European maelstrom. As Seamus Heaney has written: 'Muir's poetic strength revealed itself in being able to co-ordinate the nightmare of history with that place in himself where he had trembled with

anticipation . . . His simultaneous at-homeness and abroadness is exemplary.'


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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (15 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571235476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571235476
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 13.2 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 496,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A new selection from an Orkney poet who witnessed many of the major events of the twentieth century.

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Mick Imlah's recent gathering of poems, Diehard (Clutag Press, 2007) is an instalment of a work in progress, The Lost Leader, on the matter of Scotland; he has edited a selection of Tennyson's poetry for Faber, and works on the Times Literary Supplement.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful selections 3 April 2014
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This book contains some of Edwin Muir's most moving works, including one of my favourite poems, "Merlin". The size is perfect to take along on long trips... or just to take along to bed for sweet dreams.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Edwin Muir Selected Poems 26 Aug 2013
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I had only read a few of Edwin Muir's most wellknown poems in anthologies, and to read the entire collection was wonderful. He had a wonderful way of expressing himself in poetry. I especially love the poem about the horses, so evocative and thrilling.
The book was in good condition and promptly delivered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peace through suffering 29 Jan 2012
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Edwin Muir is a mature poet, he has known suffering and happiness, wealth and poverty, faith and lack of it. He has mastered his problems. His best known poem, The Horses, is a product of his idealism, also his wisdom.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not enough but... 10 Nov 2012
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Barker is not a great poet, but a damned interesting one. The selection here is enough to make you wish there was more of him to read in print.
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