Blues PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Blues free pdf Subversive and satirical, inventive, wry and unconventional, John Hartley Williams has long been celebrated for his maverick sensibility, for his outsider's take on the way we live our lives. In Blues, his eighth collection, he focuses with new directness on the turmoil of Germany and Eastern Europe, and writes eloquently about being English, and staying English, in a continental climate, through all the upheavals of the last fifteen years. Alert to the intricacies and ironies of the language, to the musculature of politics and passion, these poems are chronicles of change, wired to the energies of jazz and science fiction, yet the under-song is a threnody for the loss of a kind of Englishness - voiced powerfully in a moving elegy for the poet Ken Smith. While there is no diminishing of his comic brio, no dulling of his incisive, questioning intelligence, Blues finds John Hartley Williams taking on subjects of new depth and complexity - while maintaining his characteristic lightness of touch, imagination and profound originality.

About John Hartley Williams

John Hartley Williams is an award-winning poet, novelist, essayist and critic. He has published nine collections of poetry, including Spending Time with Walter, two of which have been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. He has also won the Arvon International Poetry Competition. He co-edited Teach Yourself Writing Poetry and he teaches English at the Free University of Berlin.

Details Book

Author : John Hartley Williams
Publisher : Jonathan Cape Ltd
Data Published : 14 October 2004
ISBN : 0224073443
EAN : 9780224073448
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Blues



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • John Mayall free pdfJohn Mayall

    John Mayall is an icon in the world of blues music and the Godfather of British blues. A pioneering musician. blues promoter and talent scout for over 50 years. his uncanny knack of picking young..


  • John Mayall free pdfJohn Mayall

    John Mayall is an icon in the world of blues music and the Godfather of British blues. A pioneering musician. blues promoter and talent scout for over 50 years. his uncanny knack of picking young..


  • Complete Country Blues Guitar Book free pdfComplete Country Blues Guitar Book

    Over 50 fingerpicking guitar solos in notation and tablature in country blues. Delta blues. ragtime blues. Texas blues and bottleneck styles. An extremely comprehensive blues solo collection. 2 CD's included..


  • Yesterday I Had the Blues free pdfYesterday I Had the Blues

    Ever had the blues. Yesterday one boy had them bad--not just the ordinary blues. the "deep down in my shoes" blues. the "go away Mr. Sun quit smilin' at me" blues. But today he's traded in those blues for greens..


  • Basic Blues for Guitar free pdfBasic Blues for Guitar

    (Guitar). The most thorough blues guitar book yet. Over 35 blues tunes covering electric and rock blues. folk. fingerpicking and bottleneck blues. B.B. King and Chuck Berry styles. jazzy blues and more..


  • Blues free pdfBlues

    Downloadable Books. Subversive and satirical, inventive, wry and unconventional, John Hartley Williams has long been celebrated for his maverick sensibility, for his outsider's take on the way we live