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The Dog of Memory

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The dog of memory, an animal more often unbiddable and capricious than it is comforting and predictable, roams the landscapes of its choice: not only place, Helen Farish's native Cumberland and further afield - mornings in Sicily, night skies in Athens - and people, but also the landscape of literature itself which is explored through re-readings of ten authors encountered during her school days. Farish's dogged and deeply moving meditation on memory ranges far and wide, but is also weighed against a love of the present whose 'poise is the pause of a church bell suspended / rim-up after its stroke.' The weather of snow, which often evokes as well as muffling the past, is replaced by 'liquefying high-sky heat.' Rendered in poetry of dexterity and poise, this authoritative third collection takes the reader on a thrilling journey which is lyric, dramatic, enquiring. Writer of the Year Finalist, Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017 Shortlisted for the Lakeland Book of the Year 2017

Product code: 9781780373188

ISBN 9781780373188
Publisher Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
No. Of Pages 96
Helen Farish's third collection is preoccupied with narratives from the past. The dog of memory roams the landscapes of its choice: not only place, Farish's native Cumberland and further afield - mornings in Sicily, night skies in Athens - and people, but also the landscape of literature itself.