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Poetry Monk's Eye

  • By Cees Nooteboom
  • Price: £12.99
  • ISBN: 9780857425478
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 07/02/2022 if you order today

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Cees Nooteboom wrote the poems that make up Monk's Eye on two islands: he began them on the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog and finished them on the Spanish island of Minorca, where he has spent summers for decades. The poems--which can be read individually or, all together, as the record of a poet's life--are about the two islands. But they're also about islands as an archetype, about the serenity that we can find on beaches and amid dunes, the sea sweeping imperturbably around us.

Accompanied by Sunandini Banerjee's collages, the poems in this volume are rich in allusion; they address the past, memories, illusions, dreams, and the heart of all poetry--which Nooteboom locates in the opening line of Plato's Phaedrus, when Socrates, walking with his admirer, asks, "My dear Phaedrus, whence came you, and whither are you going?"

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Series Poetry Title Monk's Eye
Subject Dutch Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date February 2019 Authors Cees Nooteboom
Binding Paperback Pages N/A
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 290
ESB Code 55508 ISBN 9780857425478
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 07/02/2022 if you order today
  Price £12.99

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