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The age of cardboard and string

Author: Charles Boyle
Publisher: London Faber and Faber 2001
Series: Poetry Book Society Recommendation; Ff poetry
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These poems range in material from intimate narratives to social commentary. Boyle takes self-deception, mixed motives and honest misunderstandings as the norms of human behaviour, and delights in  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Boyle
ISBN: 0571206670 9780571206674
OCLC Number: 833838965
Notes: FF poetry"--Cover
Poetry Book Society recommendation"--Cover page [4]
Awards: Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Poetry Category 2001
Short-listed for T S Eliot Prize 2001
Description: 79 Seiten 20 cm
Series Title: Poetry Book Society Recommendation; Ff poetry
Responsibility: Charles Boyle


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"'Brilliant... Boyle's disaffection - middle-class, middle-aged, in a listless millennial culture - is rendered in a perversely attentive and humorous fashion, which itself almost compensates for the Read more...

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witty and bizarre

by maiamaia (WorldCat user published 2014-11-23) Very Good Permalink

i really loved this, it's witty and surreal. I like best reading just my favourites in it all in one long string. There are other witty and surreal poets and sometimes i don't like it, my taste keeps fluctuating, but it's one i come back to very often. I guess as a comparison, Larkin can make me laugh,...
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