The difficulty in finding this wonderful book (not to mention Heath-Stubbs' COLLECTED POEMS!) is absolutely astounding to this American fan. Here is a great word-smith, a poet who can chisel and carve a line down to a nuanced essence that is breath-taking; who is capable of great profundity _and_ sly wit and humor (or "humour" as you might say), and his work is next to impossible to obtain! I finally tracked down a copy in the U.S. and thought for sure that I would be able to obtain more of his work at the U.K. Amazon site--only to discover he is as disgracefully neglected in his own country as he is in ours. "Mozart and Salieri" alone is worth the price of admission, but the riches in this volume are boundless. I am totally bewildered, but it does prove the biblical quote, "A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country."
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