W. S. Graham
Speaking Towards You
Edited by Ralph Pite and Hester Jones
Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1. Introduction: Contacting Graham - Ralph Pite and Hester Jones Listen. Put on Morning 2. ‘Listen’: W. S. Graham - Ian Sansom From The White Threshold 3. Graham and the 1940s - Tony Lopez From The Nightfishing 4. ‘Roaring between the lines’: W. S. Graham and the White Threshold of Line-Breaks - Adam Piette Fromm The Dark Dialogues 5. Abstract, Real and Particular: Graham and Painting - Ralph Pite From Implements in their Places 6. Syntax Gram and the Magic Typewriter: W. S. Graham’s Automatic Writing - Matthew Francis From To My Wife at Midnight 7. Dependence in the Poetry of W. S. Graham - Peter Robinson From Dear Bryan Wynter 8. Achieve Further through Elegy - Fiona Green Letter X – My Dear So Many Times 9. Graham and the Numinous: The ‘Centre Aloneness’ and the ‘Unhailed Water’ - Hester Jones From Johann Joachim Quantz’s Five Lessons 10. The Poetry of W. S. Graham - Edwin Morgan Further Reading General Index Index of Graham’s Works
I first read a W. S. Graham poem in 1949. It sent a shiver down my spine. Forty-five years later nothing has changed. His song is unique and his work an inspiration.
A wide-ranging study, which opens new vistas of interpretation.
The ten essays in this book are all extremely competent studies of Graham’s work [...] constantly aware of the subtleties of Graham’s very individual attitudes to his art. The book will make an excellent companion for many readers and students.
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: April 1, 2004
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies 43