New PDF release: A Book of Strays (Gallery Books)

By Michael Hartnett

'A real maverick . . . a mix of coruscating satire, rhapsodic lyricism and humane vernacular . . . ' -- The Sunday instances Michael Hartnett subscribed continuously to the belief of the poet as a chronicler of his race: 'I have attempted to put in writing for the folks . . . ' starts one of many poems during this selection of ballads, satires, squibs and different occasional verses. As he casts his eye on 'the country of the nation', on neighborhood shopkeepers' and publicans' greed ('The Ballad of Salad Sunday'), or curses 'those who stole our cat', he connects with resources in historical traditions. The centrepiece, 'Maiden highway Ballad', files the effect of the movement of that street's humans to a brand new housing property within the Fifties. well known, populist, pleasing, and incisive, A ebook of Strays enlarges and complements our realizing of a novel poet's paintings and nature.

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