The Hammer and The Fire

The Hammer and The Fire

by Henry Marsh

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Overview

In this collection Marsh moves via Kepler and Darwin into a celebration of nature, searching within our secular world to 'find a language' to render its mystery and concludes by touching on the great challenges we now face. Following The Guidman's Daughter with his poems on Mary, Queen of Scots, Marsh begins this new collection with a sequence exploring the life and times of John Knox, locating this ambivalent figure in the turmoil of the Scottish Reformation. Marsh moves via Kepler and Darwin into a celebration of nature, searching within our secular world to 'find a language' to render its mystery and concludes by touching on the great challenges we now face. Our striving to understand the nature of things hints, perhaps, at the possibility of a different kind of redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857901170
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 98
File size: 608 KB

About the Author

Henry Marsh was born in Broughty Ferry, Dundee in 1944. He now lives in Midlothian. His working life has been spent teaching English — with a bit of philosophy. His Ph.D thesis is a study of the modes of imagination. He began writing poetry in 2000 following the death of a friend, a Gaelic Bard, Donald MacDonald of South Lochboisdale. Four collections of his work have so far been published — A First Sighting, A Turbulent Wake, The Guidman's Daughter and The Hammer and the Fire.

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