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.

"Quite simply, Fenton's poems are frightening." - The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374524067
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 07/01/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

James Fenton is a poet and critic. From 1994 to 1999 he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford. He writes about poetry, art history, and gardening for the New York Review of Books.

Table of Contents

A German Requiem9
In a Notebook24
Dead Soldiers26
Lines for Translation into Any Language29
Children in Exile30
Prison Island41
Nest of Vampires44
A Vacant Possession47
The Skip55
A Staffordshire Murderer58
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
God, A Poem105
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.