• RRP: £14.95
  • You Save: £2.00 (13%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
At the Source: A Writer's... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Over 2 million items sold. Fast dispatch and delivery. Excellent Customer Feedback. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
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 this image

At the Source: A Writer's Year Paperback – 6 May 2008

4.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£12.95
£6.07 £4.30
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£12.95 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • At the Source: A Writer's Year
  • +
  • Ice
  • +
  • Collected Poems (Poetry pleiade)
Total price: £32.85
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd (6 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857549864
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857549867
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 371,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

'Gillian Clarke's outer and inner landscapes are the sources from which her poetry draws its strengths.' - Carol Ann Duffy, Guardian. 'Gillian Clarke's [poems] ring with lucidity and power...Clarke's work is both personal and archetypal, built out of language as concrete as it is musical.' - Anne Stevenson, Times Literary Supplement. --Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Born in Cardiff, Gillian Clarke is Wales's best-loved poet. She is also a playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator (from the Welsh). She edited the Anglo-Welsh Review (1975-1984) and is a former president of Ty Newydd, the writers' centre in North Wales which she co-founded in 1990. Since 1994 she has been a tutor in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. Clarke was the inaugural Capital Poet for Cardiff 2005-6. Carcanet publish many of her books.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
8
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This small, lyrical masterpiece of a book is a praise-poem singing humanity's dependence on the landscape for sustenance, habitation, mythology, language and the stuff of art.
It consists of two parts: six essays about aspects of family, culture and the making of poetry, of which 'Cordelia's 'Nothing'' spoke most resonantly to me; and twelve chapters in the form of a year-long journal, illuminating lives lived close to the land in rural West Wales. With infinite care and tenderness, Gillian Clarke explores the surprising interestingness and potential of ordinary (often disregarded) things, and that rich web of memories, associations and experiences, of joys and unfairnesses, of evocations and atmospheres which we call life.
This is a warm, funny, thoughtful, sharp, densely-layered and occasionally provocative book, which makes real and simple the archetypal and universal potential of all modest local experiences. It is beautifully paced and written in straightforward, unfussy language. I closed the last page with reluctance, and with the smell of the land in my nose, a vision of creative modern lives happily inhabiting a green and ancient landscape before my eyes, and earth - shaken fresh from the roots of poetry - under my fingernails.
Comment 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Part autobiography, part insight into writing, part a nature diary, part a look into Welsh identity - as a whole this is poetic, beautiful and a book to be read over and over again.
Comment 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love gillian Clarke's poetry and bought this prior to seeing her at the Hay festival in 2011. is a really lovely book, a year of writing, beautiful poetry and prose, recommended.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This collection of reflective. autobiographical essays from the National Poet of Wales deserves more recognition and a wider readership. Each piece is beautifully shaped with the prose reading as poetry as she. with a few deft phrases, brings to the reader pre-war Wales, her loving and beloved Welsh-speaking father, her ambitious English-speaking (Welsh) mother, the farmhouse she nutures back to life and the wild life in her field and hedgerows.
She conjures scenes from the present and the past with economy and power and leaves the reader both satisfied but wanting more.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is for admirers of Gillian Clarke's poetry and provides insight into the influence of her Welsh upbringing and the landscape and natural history of Wales on her writing.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback