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Exactly My Own Length [electronic resource]
Exactly My Own Length [electronic resource]
McCannon, Olivia2012
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A chance meeting seals a lifetime; a girl leaps from a window, away from safety – ‘she wanted to see what can happen’. From families improvising a living space in Cairo’s City of the Dead, to a veteran of the Normandy landings coming home to the peaceful reparation of ‘glueing, welding, soldering’, life is luminous, and resolutely seized. The closing sequence follows the last months of the poet’s mother’s life. A journey into grief and loss, it pays tribute to the courage of refusing false comfort, the strength that in the end enables us to live ‘between the lines / of tombs’.
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[Place of publication not identified] : Oxford Poets, 2012
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1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781847777003
Language:
English
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BRN:
3031204
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