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The Resource The stairwell, by Michael Longley

The stairwell, by Michael Longley

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The stairwell
Title
The stairwell
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Longley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 'The Stairwell', his tenth collection, Michael Longley's themes and forms reach a new intensity. The second part of the book is a powerful sequence of elegies for his twin brother, Peter, and the dominant mood elsewhere is elegiac. The title poem begins: 'I have been thinking about the music for my funeral.' The two parts are also linked by Homer. Longley is well-known for his Homeric versions, and the Iliad is a presiding presence - both in poems about the Great War and in the range of imagery that gives his twin's death a mythic dimension. Yet funeral music can be life-affirming. Longley has built this collection on intricate doublings, not only when he explores the tensions of twinship. The psychologically suggestive word 'stairwell' is itself an ambiguous compound
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1939-
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Longley, Michael
Dewey number
  • 821.9'14
  • 821.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Elegaic poetry, English
  • Literature
Label
The stairwell, by Michael Longley
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
9780224101684
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780224101684
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The stairwell, by Michael Longley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780224101684
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780224101684
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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