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Dear Alice free pdf Tom Pow's powerful new collection of poetry explores the imaginative legacy of a nineteenth-century lunatic asylum, the Crichton, drawing on the richly-documented history of the site. This remarkable book includes the sequence 'Resistances' gathered from female patients' notes, but Pow brings many others within his compass: Nebuchadnezzar, Tom Thumb, Peter Pan, Charcot (Master of Salpetriere, the female asylum in Paris, 'that great emporium of human misery'), all make an appearance, as do Freud and the Wolf Man. The Crichton Lunatic Asylum was at the forefront of the great nineteenth century European-wide 'trade in lunacy' - a period when old assurances were crumbling and our modern sense of the permeability of identity was being formed.

About Tom Pow

Tom Pow has won three Scottish Arts Council Book Awards for his poetry and one for his children's writing. He has also written a travel book and written radio dramas. From 2001 to 2003 he was the first writer in residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and in 2005 was Poet in Residence at StAnza, Scotland's Poetry Festival. He has taught in Edinburgh, London, Madrid and Dumfries. He teaches at Glasgow University, Crichton Campus in Dumfries, where he is a Senior Lecturer in creative writing and storytelling. In 2007, he received a Creative Scotland Award.

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Author : Tom Pow
Publisher : Salt Publishing
Data Published : 14 February 2008
ISBN : 1844714160
EAN : 9781844714162
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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