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Summer palaces
Peter Scupham.

Published 1980 by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

In Summer Palaces, PS's eloquent and elaborate style, once decribed by Roger Garfitt 'as a stratagem, a way of of writing affirmative poetry in a cynical age', lends itself to a collection of greater variety than before. A book of epiphanies, celebrations and elegies, in which the sense of history is lighty carried, it is built around four poem sequences, TS, CC, MW and N (cf Contents below). Another group, on amateur theatricals from front and backstage, provides a subject which seems particularly well-suited to Scupham's preception of the mixture of illusion and actuality. The central imagery of his poetry is drawn from the natural world, but a world transformed by the eyes of a child, the standing stones on a moorland, or the elusive appearances of the geni loci, the spirits of place.

First Sentence

It is, after all, only a collection of leaves. / Hours bring...

Table of Contents

1 Six poems 001
2 Three Sisters (TS) 007
3 Five poems 010
4 A Cambridgeshire Childhood (CC) 017
5 Five poems 025
6 Megalitha and Water (MW) 030
7 Eight poems 034
8 Natura (A) 042


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PR6069.C9 S8

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55 p. ;
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