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Snow Falling on Chestnut Hill [electronic resource] : New and Selected Poems
Snow Falling on Chestnut Hill [electronic resource] : New and Selected Poems
Deane, John F.2014
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New and Selected Poems gathers work from Deane’s five previous Carcanet collections, alongside a new sequence, Snow Falling on Chestnut Hill. Written with an inquiring intelligence, these poems of a dozen years meditate on the relevance of Christian spirituality to our troubled times. Each of the twelve poems in the title sequence presents a movement of the spirit, from the author’s childhood in the west of Ireland, through the death of a wife, to the birth of a grandchild. Arranged in the manner of an orchestral symphony, each section takes its cue from a different piece of music, from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to Mozart’s ‘Laudate Dominum’. The sequence traces, phase by phase, the development of a Christian life. Faith, in its broadest sense, is inflected by imagination.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Carcanet Poetry, 2014
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1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781847777140
Language:
English
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BRN:
3031206
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