Tag: Faber and Faber

  • Restored Music; Sylvia Plath’s ‘Ariel’

    Restored Music : Sylvia Plath’s ‘Ariel’   The first edition of Ariel was published by Faber and Faber in 1965. I am not going to trawl the pit of controversy over the Hughes selection, it has been done. The arguments and counter-arguments are known to mostly all lovers of Plath‘s writing. I will point the general reader to Hughes’ […]

  • “Wraiths III, White Nights” by Seamus Heaney.

    Wraiths III.  White Nights   Furrow-plodders in spats and bright-clasped brogues Are cradling bags and hoisting beribboned drones As their skilled neck-pullers’ fingers force the chanters   And the whole band starts rehearsing Its stupendous, swaggering march Inside the hall. Meanwhile   One twilight field and summer hedge away We wait for the learner who […]

  • The Blasphemer’s Banquet : Part the First (excerpt)

    The Blasphemer’s Banquet is a film poem, it’s here excerpted from the Bloodaxe edition of Shadow of Hiroshima and other film poems, 1995. “When I see bigots wanting Rushdie dead burning a book I’m sure they’ve never read, marble bust or not, Voltaire’s got stored a much more critical book in his old head. I […]