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Black Cat Bone Paperback – International Edition, September 12, 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape (September 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224093851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224093859
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The unmistakable work of a master" -- Bernard O'Donoghue Times Literary Supplement "A tour de force of liminal expression... Burnside is not a wispily ethereal poet. A stretch of country crossed during the hunt is captured in oils, not in thin watercolours...poignantly luminous...[an] engrossing collection" -- M. Wynn Thomas Guardian "Black Cat Bone is a deserving winner of this year's Forward Prize for best collection. John Burnside's twelfth volume adds to and deepens a body of poetry that is already exceptionally significant - and utterly recognisable. A musician and chromaticist, he's a poet whose rapt, floating verse conjures up effects of great beauty in both the ear and the imagination" -- Fiona Sampson Independent "A haunting book of great beauty, powered by love, childhood memory, human longing and loneliness. In an exceptional year, it is an outstanding book, one which the judges felt grew with every reading" -- Gillian Clarke, chair of the T.S. Eliot Prize "One of the most gifted poets writing today" -- Paul Batchelor Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

John Burnside's last two books were the novel, A Summer of Drowning, shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Prize, and his poetry collection, Black Cat Bone, which won both the 2011 Forward Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By firedog on July 31, 2013
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These poems are to be read, re- read, savoured as they linger long after you put the book down.
With some I find myself going back again and again for the sheer joy of the emotions put so clearly and beautifully.
Thank you Mr. Burnside for giving such pleasure through a handful of words
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