The Price of Stone and Earlier Poems by Richard Murphy



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Title: The Price of Stone and Earlier Poems

Publisher: Wake Forest Univ Press

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition Hard cover. Condition: as new. Dust Jacket Condition: as new and now protected in removable cover. First edition. The Price of Stone contains fifty sonnets. The new poems continue themes present in earlier work, including powerful representations of the stark landscape, rugged inhabitants, and stone structures of the west coast of Ireland. They explore the price of stonewalling, that is, of reticence, of concealing the self. Obliquely confessional poetry in which architectural structures and places address the poet and the reader. The sonnet sequence sings of love for wife, son and daughter, lovers, the travelers of Ireland and other outcasts, but especially love of place. . Sometimes, archaic language consorts with the Renaissance function of the sonnet to commemorate the lover. Collector’s Item