Nights in the Iron Hotel, Paperback / softback Book

Nights in the Iron Hotel Paperback / softback

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Michael Hofmann, a much-praised contributor to Poetry Introduction 5, was born in Germany in 1957 but brought up in Britain.

Nights in the Iron Hotel, which won the author a Cholmondeley Award in 1984, is his first full-length volume.

Hofmann's poems are marked by a classical authority, a formidable ironic intelligence, wide-ranging subject matter and a unique tone of voice. 'You move the fifty-seven muscles it takes to smile,' Hofmann writes in a poem whose subject is sexual tension - and immediately the reader recognises a world in which emotions are not the usual poetic counters but something truer, more complex and more painful.

This quality of disenchantment is served by a deceptively laconic style of measured brio.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780571327393

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