The Flash of Weathercocks: New and Collected Poems

Troubador Publishing Ltd
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The Flash of Weathercocks: New and Collected Poems is a collection with a difference. Old meets new in The Flash of Weathercocks; an anthology comprising poems that have been previously printed as well as some that are unseen, arranged in fifteen thematic sections, containing landscape poems, portraits of people, love poems, satires, humorous poems, personal memories, etc. In a wide variety of styles, forms and moods, they were written by a man in middle life, and reflect the changes in contemporary beliefs and the tension between society as it was in the mid-twentieth century and the social habits and presuppositions experienced at the end of it. Taken as a whole, the collection reveals an interplay of contrasting responses to the frustrations, hazards and delights of human existence, each poem qualifying others in a manner that by implication converts monolithic attitudes into complementary relativities – a function of poetry that can, in Samuel Johnson’s phrase, enable responsive readers ‘the better to enjoy life and the better to endure it’. The Flash of Weathercocks intends to do just that.
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About the author

Glen Cavaliero, born 1927, read Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was ordained in the Ministry of the Church of England 1952 and read English at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, in 1965, where he has since taught for the Faculty of English. He obtained a Ph.D. (Cantab.) in 1972 and has been a Fellow Commoner of St Catharine’s college since 1986, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature 1986.

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Publisher
Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Nov 28, 2016
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781785898174
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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