Old Men and Comets (Oxford Poets)
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Old men and comets have been revered for the same reasons, said Swift - their long beards and their pretensions to foretell the future. And, in the case of old men, the tendency to dwell in and on bygone times. This collection of poems and prose is by the poet and essayist, reviewer and anthologist, and translator of Marcel Proust - D.J. Enright. These poems include remembrance of things and people past, and rueful glances at things present and the preoccupations of age. Also the dreaming which knows neither age nor youth, but is aware of other things, some consoling, some not. The book ends with reflections on death. Isn't is better to go without raging into that good night? But not too gently either. D.J. Enright is the editor of "Contemporary Verse", "Death", "Friendship", "Selected Poems" and "Under the Circumstances: Poems and Proses".
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