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Poetry Gowrie, G: The Italian Visitor

  • By Grey Gowrie
  • Price: £9.95
  • ISBN: 9781847772329
  • Availability: Limited Stock

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From the opening poem, an extended elegy for the Cold War's ambivalent mix of irresponsibility and prosperity, to a concluding short memoir of Robert Lowell, The Italian Visitor is a book about memory. The title sequence, an account of a 1940s' childhood, unravels time by placing Grey Gowrie's eight-year-old self in fictional relationship with another poetic hero, Eugenio Montale. The Italian visited 'bankrupt, utilitarian' Britain in 1948, in his early fifties.

There are love songs from the Portuguese, a ballad about the birth of Israel and elegiac poems for those districts of London now occupied mainly by overseas tycoons. Gowrie has also included a selection of the occasional verses he wrote in the years when poetry left him.

Series Poetry Title The Italian Visitor
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date May 2013 Authors Grey Gowrie
Binding Paperback Pages 80
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 150
ESB Code 55700 ISBN 9781847772329
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £9.95

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