- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: Picador; Main Market Ed. edition (11 Oct. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 144720204X
- ISBN-13: 978-1447202042
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.5 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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' a perfect match for the primal Scottish landscapes she evokes and against which she explores human relationships . . . beautifully cadenced . . . utterly convincing . . . unquestionably a fine poet . . . she achieves a beautifully balanced classical simplicity.' The North magazine
The Overhaul is Kathleen Jamie’s first collection since the award-winning The Tree House.
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2012See all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
As always she strikes a chord with my own feelings.
After being blown away by her earlier collection "The Tree House", I had been waiting with great anticipation for this one. And I did very much enjoy it. I was moved by many of the poems, for instance, "The Spider" which makes us shriek like silly children, which perhaps we are since "Who caused this rupture? ... Have you never considered/how the world sustains?". But I felt there was more darkness, or pessimism, (or perhaps Jamie would call it 'ruthless realism') to these poems which saddened me. It may simply be the result of intervening years and the poet's maturing vision. After all, the world she watches so carefully is not getting any better.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like Kathleen Jamie's nature pieces, so I sampled her poetry, which is finely crafted, intimate, confessional, and
memorable. Read more
These simple and short poems show a warm regard for ordinary people and the world we inhabit. Kathleen Jamie laspes into her native speech when she's more comfortable there than... Read morePublished on 17 Feb. 2014 by Neil Croll
Poetry books are very difficult to review. What appeals to one person in a poem may not even touch the surface with another. Read morePublished on 13 Oct. 2013 by ED Farr
I bought this book for my partner who is a huge Kathleen Jamie fan and this book follows in line who all her others, great.Published on 4 Oct. 2013 by Rob
Thoughtful, well-balanced, mature collection which invites re-reading. Have always enjoyed Jamie's work but this one seems easily the most accessible of her collections, peoms... Read morePublished on 26 Sept. 2013 by Pat Leighton
Having read findings,sightlines and among Muslims I came to Kathleen Jamie's poetry with high expectations. I was not disappointed. Read morePublished on 19 Jun. 2013 by clive felgate
Poems addressing specific objects were most successful, The Moon, The Spider, Roses. The Nature poems were hard er to hold onto. Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2013 by Bertha Barlow