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How Snow Falls By Craig Raine,

  • Title: How Snow Falls
  • Author: Craig Raine
  • ISBN: 9781848872851
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In his first poetry collection for a decade, Craig Raine addresses themes of transformation in human nature and the natural world and confronts the quiddities of death and sex, memory and desire, commemoration and love At the core of How Snow Falls are four long poems that explore the possibilities of the form there are two ardent elegies, one for the poet s mother and oIn his first poetry collection for a decade, Craig Raine addresses themes of transformation in human nature and the natural world and confronts the quiddities of death and sex, memory and desire, commemoration and love At the core of How Snow Falls are four long poems that explore the possibilities of the form there are two ardent elegies, one for the poet s mother and one for a dead lover a sparkling reworking of Ryunosuke Akutagawa s story In a Grove lastly a film poem, High Table These poems are sometimes joyous, often moving, and always turn an unflinching gaze on the world Taken together, this collection reawakens us to forgotten worlds and gives voice to the hidden language of existence As Raine writes in Night don t give way to drowsiness, poet You are the pledge we give eternity and so the slave of every second.
    How Snow Falls In his first poetry collection for a decade Craig Raine addresses themes of transformation in human nature and the natural world and confronts the quiddities of death and sex memory and desire comm

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    1. Raine is a wonderful new discovery for me This collection from 2010 contains nary a dud and is a good one to sink your teeth into it s composed of just 20 poems, but the length 166 pages tells you that several of the poems are long, in depth ones epics drawn from everyday life and death Two elegies, I Remember My Mother Dying and A la recherche du temps perdu dedicated to a woman who was his lover in the late 1960s early 1970s and later died of AIDS , are particularly strong Both are based aroun [...]

    2. This is like this The technique of daily life is actually a metaphor Most people are acting, mostly poorly, like something else The inanimate, too objects act like other objects Recycling is ubiquitous the world infinitely compares itself into theater To turn a metaphor is to give again, to regift We wrap them up in symbols They grab a role, too The main caf A line of hookahslike a single letterpracticing itself 141 Or like here, on a skiing mishap The slope seemed readable enough,but the punctu [...]

    3. How Snow Falls is the first collection I ve read by Craig Raine It certainly won t be my last This is one of the best collections of poetry I ve read in ages I absolutely loved it Raine writes the kind of poems I adore rich, vivid, startling and memorable Every poem was a joy to discover I could easily have read a collection of the poet s work two or three times the length of this one How Snow Falls is my favourite poem in the collection It made me cry like a baby I enjoyed every poem but my fav [...]

    4. I don t read a lot of poetry, so I think a lot of the poems in this collection were lost on me However, there were a few that were amazing, very lyrical and moving.

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