Home » Family Values by Maureen Duffy
Family Values Maureen Duffy

Family Values

Maureen Duffy

Published July 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781904634607
Paperback
64 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Inspired by and devoted to absent friends, this selection of poems from 1989 onwards shows Duffy at her bravest and most colourful, a consummate performer who transits without a jolt from Venice to the Underworld, from war-torn elegy to aesthetics.MoreInspired by and devoted to absent friends, this selection of poems from 1989 onwards shows Duffy at her bravest and most colourful, a consummate performer who transits without a jolt from Venice to the Underworld, from war-torn elegy to aesthetics. Though the grand theme is that of memorial and resignation, the verse is full of Gaelic wit and linguistic trickery. Amongst many highlights, ‘Lament for the Scribblers’ is a clarion call to failing poets, while the concluding four-part masterpiece, ‘In Novia Scotia’, delicately negotiates the mingled threat and fertility of the ocean.