Thwaite, Anthony

Going Out


Dimensions: 216 x 135mm
ISBN: 978-1-910392-00-3
Pages: 64
Format: Paperback

Going Out

Now that he is eighty-four, Anthony Thwaite says that Going Out is likely to be the last book of poems he publishes in his lifetime, and that the title is apt.

But the words are wistful, even playful, and that is true of some of the book’s contents. The poems range over times and places, commemorating friends, and draw on memories, hard-won faith, and self-questioning. As Michael Frayn put it, Thwaite ‘writes with simplicity and precision about difficult and ambiguous things, the complexity and unceasingness of the world, the vastness and richness of the past, the elusiveness of the present – and the heroic persistence of our efforts to fix some trace of all this.’

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