Jane Duran's father fought in the Spanish Civil War with the Republican army and went into exile after its defeat.
This poem-sequence takes as its point of departure her father's silence about the war: 'He lays down his arms.
He raises his arms over his head. He will not tell'. In a constant search for 'the breath of the unknown', the poems move between the present and the past.
Professor Paul Preston's introduction offers a broad outline of the course and significance of the war and places the poems within their historical context.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 80 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Enitharmon Press
- Publication Date: 28/05/2002
- Category: Poetry
- ISBN: 9781900564670