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An English Nazareth Martyn Crucefix

An English Nazareth

Martyn Crucefix

Published June 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781900564144
Paperback
80 pages
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Impelled by a sense that our personal, social and corporate behaviors grow ever more infantile, these are poems that scrutinize the child, the child-like and the childish. Writing with humor, candor and disarming precision, Crucefixs fourthMoreImpelled by a sense that our personal, social and corporate behaviors grow ever more infantile, these are poems that scrutinize the child, the child-like and the childish. Writing with humor, candor and disarming precision, Crucefixs fourth collection reflects the innocence and distress of modern childhood, its often bewildering transitions into the adult world where egotism, anger and acquisitiveness wait. An English Nazareth calls up an extraordinary cast of real and fictional characters - Alexander von Humboldt, Mr Marvel, Lady Richeldis of Walsingham, Wimbledon referee Alan Mills, Radovan Karadzic, the Cleverly boy - and in doing so these poems further extend the formal and tonal range of a writer whose work confronts us with the truth of innocence already dead, / the books sole intent to show it had to happen.