The Inky Digit Of Defiance by Tony HarrisonThe Inky Digit Of Defiance by Tony Harrison

The Inky Digit Of Defiance

byTony Harrison

Hardcover | June 27, 2017

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In this richly varied selection of Tony Harrison’s provocative prose of the last fifty years, the great poet of page, stage and screen presents a lifetime’s thinking about art and politics, creativity and mortality. In so doing, he takes us on an extraordinary journey through languages and across continents and millennia, from his Nigerian Lysistrata to the British Raj of his version of Racine’s Ph è dre, to post-Communist Europe for the film Prometheus to a one-off performance of The Kaisers of Carnuntum at the Roman amphitheatre between Vienna and Bratislava, tothe peace camp at Greenham Common, and from a Leeds street bonfire celebrating the defeat of Japan by the new atomic bomb to wines made from the vines on volcanoes.

A collection of work filled with passion and humour that educates as it dazzles.

‘Slangy, rooted, erudite, rhythmic, Harrison is a titan among poets; a unique Yorkshire brew of Auden, Byron, Brecht and Kipling, with a slug of Roman satire.’ Independent

Tony Harrison was born in Leeds in 1937. His volumes of poetry include The Loiners (winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize), Continuous, v. (broadcast on Channel 4 in 1987, winning the Royal Television Society Award), The Gaze of the Gorgon (winner of the Whitbread Prize for Poetry) and Laureate's Block. Recognised as Britain's le...
Title:The Inky Digit Of DefianceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.74 × 5.62 × 1.76 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571325033

ISBN - 13:9780571325030

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