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Surreal Man

by Ciaran O'Driscoll


The 35 pages of Surreal Man exhibit a vocal and conceptual scope which would be the envy of most full-length novels. Recording O'Driscoll’s ongoing engagement with surrealism, the collection embraces Carribean dialect, layered elegy and side-splitting raconteurism.

The poems hint throughout at the depths or heights of meaning which may appear to accompany the mundane, but these are kept in check throughout by a masterful irony which keeps any one solution to their cunning problematics from stealing the show. This may be the hallmark of O'Driscoll's intellectual integrity but it also imbues the poetry with a mobility and freshness which prevents the reader from lingering in any one place for too long. Surreal Man underlines O'Driscoll's refined appreciation for place and memory, but also reminds us that he loves nothing more than to keep his readers on their toes.

ISBN: 9780954244385

€ 12.00 

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Date of Publication: 24/11/2006

  
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