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The Resource Simon Armitage, Ian Gregson

Simon Armitage, Ian Gregson

Label
Simon Armitage
Title
Simon Armitage
Statement of responsibility
Ian Gregson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Simon Armitage is one of the most compelling figures in contemporary literature, most conspicuously because of his charismatic style, but also because he has brought into poetry an irreverent, streetwise gusto and a kind of knowledge that often seems to come from outside poetry altogether. But this book is organised thematically in order to stress that Armitage is a considerable intellectual who tackles a wide range of issues. Geography is one of these: his poetry represents a shift in paradigm from time to space. So his poems continuously express a spatial awareness which creates the particular kinds of specificity -- of location and imagery -- which give his work depth in the metaphorical sense. Another key concern is gender: Armitage's reflections on masculinity are a consistent feature of all his writing, and he is especially acute about the drives and insecurities that fuel the most obsessive and off-handed, apparently gratuitously destructive behaviour. However serious the issue, though, Armitage retains his affinity for the comic mode. He is drawn to its earthy, unpretentious idioms, and its exhilirating habit of dwelling on the possibilities of renewal and happy endings. That makes the recent ecological turn in Armitage's writing especially promising. I am certain that this is a direction his work will increasingly take; but his fondness for the comic mode ensures that he will approach the subject with a vivid sense of how the ecocentric and the anthropocentric incongruously mingle, and of the still open possibilities for change and regeneration."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6051.R564
LC item number
Z66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Simon Armitage, Ian Gregson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Armitage's contexts -- Armitage's voices -- Armitage: man and boy -- Armitage's changes of place
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 92 p.
Isbn
9781844717675
Lccn
2011486283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn698911392
  • (OCoLC)ocn793785335
Label
Simon Armitage, Ian Gregson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Armitage's contexts -- Armitage's voices -- Armitage: man and boy -- Armitage's changes of place
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 92 p.
Isbn
9781844717675
Lccn
2011486283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn698911392
  • (OCoLC)ocn793785335

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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