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The Mermaid's Purse

Author :  Fleur Adcock

Product Details

  • Country New Zealand
  • Publisher Victoria University of Wellington Press, Wellington, New Zealand
  • ISBN9781776564149
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2021
  • Bib. Info80p. ; 210x138mm.
  • Product Weight160 gms.
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Fleur Adcock began writing the poems in this book when she was 82. The two chief settings are New Zealand, with its multi-coloured seas, and Britain, seen in various decades. There are foreign travels, flirtations, family memories, deaths and conversations with the dead. Katherine Mansfield, incognito, dodges an academic conference; there’s a lesson in water divining as well as a rather unusual Christmas party. We meet several varieties of small mammal, numerous birds, doomed or otherwise, and some sheep. The book ends with a sequence in memory of her friend, the poet Roy Fisher.

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