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ISBN: 9780571218073 - For and After
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For and After

Christopher Reid

ISBN: 9780571218073
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber


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"For and After" is Christopher Reid's seventh collection of poems. In a series of dedications and translations or "versions", Reid offers poems "for" friends and loved ones, as well as works "after" such influences as Homer, Aesop, Mallarme, Rimbaud and Baudelaire.

 

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For and After is Christopher Reid's fourth collection of poems to be published by Faber & Faber, and his first since Expanded Universes in 1996. It consists, more or less half and half, of poems bearing dedications to friends, colleagues and loved ones, and translations or versions of works in foreign languages, including a passage from The Odyssey and a miscellany of pieces by Horace, Leopardi, Baudelaire, Rilke and others. By turns intimate and affectionate, satirical and mischievous, For and After is a dazzling insight into one of the most imaginative minds in the business.