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Pastorals, Paperback / softback Book

Pastorals Paperback / softback


Pastorals, Peter McDonald's third collection, is his first full-length book of poems in eight years.

At its heart are poems that approach places, times, and states of mind 'part history and part escape'; here, past and present can answer to one another as elements in a contemporary mosaic of knowledge and invention, memory and entertainment.

McDonald sees in these situations a modern pastoral.

The personal and the public interact in many of these poems; others address personal histories and their creative consequences, alongside religious and mythological motifs.

Subtle, compelling, and memorable, McDonald's poems combine a tenderness and gravity of thought with a sharpness of observation which gives the wide canvass of Pastorals its distinctive power.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781857547528



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