Auteur: Thomson, James & Clifford Harper
Titel: The city of dreadful night
Thomson's epic poem first appeared in 1874 and describes the poet's journey through one night of a great city - London. A dark, pessimistic and deeply questioning work, this poem is a precursor of today's 'London writers' - such as Peter Ackroyd and Iain Sinclair - and deserves a new audience. This work gives no easy answers and will force the reader to face up to some uncomfortable questions. a poem for our times. Clifford Harper's drawings, done ten years ago,closely echo Thomson's own vision of urban existence. With an essay on the poet by Philip Tew.
2003, 96 pag., Euro 14,3
Agraphia, London, ISBN 1904596010
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