Ebook Book September 1 1939 · Ian Sansom – dedelicate.com
Is book professes to be a close read of a poem that W H Auden deemed his own worst and it is true that each chapter here aunches from a different stanza of the poem doing a close read of various associations the words and images trigger But mostly it is bemoaning how Sansom spent a uarter century working on this book seemingly vibrating with self deprecation all the while There s as much here about Sansom s Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, life teaching moderniterature in Northern Ireland as there is about the poem itself perhaps because Sansom doesn t seem to A Fairly Honourable Defeat like the poem very much either though whether he did before getting sucked into this project is somewhat unclear I hadn t previously read the poem this is a biography of of course And I knew nothing about Sansom apparently he mostly writes mysteries so this much about his psyche is also decontextualized except for what he included in this book I guess I do know about Auden having read it but the book is much its own genial ride than the title or summary mightead you to believe We must ove one another or die Ian Sansom s analysi of W H Auden s poem demonstrates Auden s significance for our own time. Graphy it is a record of why and how we create and respond to great poet.
Brilliant book Reconnected me with Auden This is than a book about a poem It s a book about writers and writing and a passion for iterature I suppose this is no Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue less useful as a work ofiterary criticism than most and the author is certainly amiable company but the degree to which it is The Man Without a Face loaded with mere information make it a wearying read Its research is a mile wide and an inch deep and Sansom is unwilling to a perverse degree to draw any conclusions or defend any point of view I should be sympathetic since these are my own failings but I still wish it had been shorter by about a third Ian Sansom tells us it took him 25 years to write thisonger than he s been married It s certainly a Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) labour ofove the bibliography reflecting the huge amount of reading and research There s no pretentiousness in his approach to Auden and his poetry it s straightforward easy to understand which is than can be said of the poem itself I oved it and was enlightened by it A very unusual book about the most famous poem by WH Auden a poem the poet seems to have disdained by an author who is perhaps best described as eccentricThere is a class of. This a book about a poet about a poem about a city and about a world at.
Well educated British men who while making utterly self effacing statements manage to demonstrate a wide an deep familiarity with iterature in the English Threads Of The Shroud language among others When they take pen in hand the dry wit and acerbic commentary they produce tickles me immoderately Ian Sansom has apparently written a good many books across the 25 years when having started out to write a biography of Auden he progressively narrowed his focus until he wrote this entertainingly erudite analysis of one work by Auden the delight is in the asides that follow a word or phrase in the poem down a rabbit hole ofiterary and historical minutia His freuent meandering on the All Seated on the Ground literary and intellectual chasms that separate his efforts from Auden s manages to include trenchant commentary on famous writers who fall into said chasmsIearned a Untitled. lotaughed out Wiring loud and came to dearlyove Ian Sansom And of course also Against All Odds learned a great deal about a famous poem I had uite honestly never even heard of win win win Sometimes we dive so deep into the Unexpected Memoir hot springs that we end up in some flowing postmodern magma beneath Today is such a day Th. A point of change More than a work ofiterary criticism or iterary bio.