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In this new collection of poetry D. M. Thomas celebrates his Cornish mining forefathers in a moving and majestic sequence inspired by his inherited Victorian Family Bible. It laments the passing of old certainties, including a unified Cornwall, now split between the true Cornish and ‘rich interlopers’.
A new collection of poetry by D.M.Thomas explores erotic memories, from his first sexual ejaculation (of a kind) at five to a brief appearance of Eros in a cancer clinic at seventy-seven.
With six linocut illustrations by Tim Roberts
D.M.Thomas, author of the iconic novel The White Hotel, has turned his creative imagination to a genre that has been curiously neglected for over a hundred years, the verse novel.
In this new, highly autobiographical collection, D.M. Thomas moves from poems about his origins, in Cornwall – taking in two formative years in Australia – to Russia.
Onegin, one of the great classics of world literature, sweeps the reader along with its tender, witty and tragic tale of passion and death in the Russia of two centuries ago, and Thomas uses all his poetic skills to stay true to the original while making it seem effortless and immediate in English.
Alfred Wallis and the artistic community of St Ives, the iconic events of the 1497 Cornish Rebellion; ‘cow tipping’ in Cornwall during the First World War; and D. M. Thomas’s life of the Cornish rugby legend, Bert Solomon – this new anthology, varying in style and subject matter, offers professional and amateur performers and directors, as well as the general reader, an exciting range of plays with a distinctive Cornish flavour.
In Flight and Smoke, his first new collection of poems since Dear Shadows, D.M. Thomas blends the turbulent history of his time with his own personal history