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Found Wanting

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    Hugh Underhill (Author)

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`Nothing is more mysterious than the real,' wrote the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi. In Found Wanting Hugh Underhill pursues the mystery of the real, the poetry of the material world and what the writer Robert Bloomfield called its `thousand, thousand dies'.

For Underhill, poetry is a constant struggle against distortion, a `moving or breaking to sight' of the suppressed or denied and a sharing of delight in `bright things' and in the goodness of the world. It's also an act of commitment, political and personal, against the world's disarray. His heroes are Bunyan, Blake, Bloomfield, Edward Thomas and Ivor Gurney. These poems are rooted in England but qualified by complicated feelings about place and belonging. They are shaped by the belief that a poem should be a made thing, an act of craftsmanship. And they are based upon the Nonconformist belief that living acquires meaning through commitment and choice.

Found Wanting is concerned with the way other lives act upon our consciousnesses, with the sometimes fragile, tenacious, fabric of our personal relationships and their histories. It attends to the voices of the past and to the effects of memory, bringing past experience into conversation with the experience of the present. And it considers the way in which all artists, in their struggle with language or paint, are `found wanting'.

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Book details

  • PDF | 80 pages
  • Hugh Underhill (Author)
  • Smokestack Books (30 Sept. 2008)
  • English
  • 7
  • Poetry, Drama Criticism

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