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Ciaran Carson
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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: The Gallery Press; First Irish Edition edition (11 Nov 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852351284
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852351281
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,361,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Carson for poet laureate of the 32 counties 18 Nov 2013
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An excellent collection from one of Ireland's finest writers[imho]. A sure replacement [in the continuing canon of Irish Poetry] for Seamus Heaney RIP.
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5.0 out of 5 stars apparentexcellence 10 Mar 1999
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Ciaran Carson is a man driven mad by words. They bounce around his head, jig and reel until they feel the click of sound and then the meaning drunkingly meanders out. I have read all his work to date and I think that this book is a kind of plateau for him, after this book he shortens his line. For American readers comming to him for the first time, imagine C.K. Stead crossed with Baudelaire, drunk on powers whiskey, cursing the godhead Joyce.
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