Children in Exile: Poems, 1968-1984

Children in Exile: Poems, 1968-1984

by James Fenton

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Fenton's work is elegant, highly finished, reticent, witty. Disturbing and deeply affecting, Children in Exile remains an exhilarating and memorable performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394533605
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/1984
Pages: 112

Table of Contents

I
A German Requiem9
II
Cambodia23
In a Notebook24
Dead Soldiers26
Lines for Translation into Any Language29
Children in Exile30
III
Wind40
Prison Island41
Nest of Vampires44
A Vacant Possession47
Vucceria50
Chosun51
The Skip55
A Staffordshire Murderer58
IV
Letter to John Fuller63
VExempla (1968-1970)
Exempla 1-1273
A.The Pitt-Rivers Museum81
B.The Fruit-Grower in War-time85
C.South Parks Road89
D.Terminal Moraine92
VIThe Empire of the Senseless
The Kingfisher's Boxing Gloves96
Lullaby for a Summer Recess100
The Wild Ones101
Lollipops of the Pomeranian Baroque102
This Octopus Exploits Women103
Tauler104
God, A Poem105
VIISongs
Nothing108
The Song That Sounds Like This109
The Killer Snails110
Notes & Acknowledgements111

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Children in Exile: Poems, 1968-1984 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ElizabethPisani on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An all-time favourite. Evocative poems about everything from Pol Pot to a dusty ethnographic museum in Oxford.