NEFERTITI IN THE FLAK TOWER: Poems


NEFERTITI IN THE FLAK TOWER: Poems

CLIVE JAMES    Book Number: 86630    Product format: Hardback

A treasure chest of one-off marvels, with each poem twin-sided perfect human balance of the unashamedly joyous and the deadly serious. Clive James's polymathic learning and technical virtuosity are worn more lightly than ever and the effect is to produce a deep sense of trust into which readers gradually sink. Here are moving elegies, a meditation on the latest W. B. Yeats, a Hollywood Iliad, and Odes to Rare Orchids, wartime typewriters and sharks, as well as a poem on the fate of Queen Nefertiti in Nazi Germany. Others include Language Lessons, Pennies for the Shark, Culture Clash, Fashion Statement, Incident in the Gandhi Book Shop Café, Avenida Corrientes, Book Review, Madagascar Full-Tilt Boogie, Grief Has Its Time and Plate Tectonics. One poem entitled Whitman and the Moth was written in a New York hospital when he was stretched out for ten nights recovering from a blood clot. "With such a fragile creature, soft as dust. Feeling the pond cool as the light grew dim, he blessed new life, though it had only just arrived in time to see the end of him." 44 poems, 85pp.
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ISBN 9780871407115
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