The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 10, 2010 - Poetry - 80 pages
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From the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time comes Mark Haddon’s first collection of poems.

That Mark Haddon’s first book after The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a book of poetry may surprise his many fans; that it is also one of such virtuosity and range will not.

The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea reveals a poet of great versatility and formal talent. All the gifts so admired in Haddon’s prose are in strong evidence here – the humanity, the dark humour, and the uncanny ventriloquism – but Haddon is also a writer of considerable seriousness, lyric power, and surreal invention. This book will consolidate his reputation as one of the most imaginative writers in contemporary literature.


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User Review  - Sophie - Goodreads

Worth reading for his poetic retelling of The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan Read full review

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a refreshing collection sprinkled with narrative meta. Read full review

Contents

Go Litel Bok
A Rough Guide
After a Beheading
Cabin Doors to Automatic
Green
This Poem is Certificate 18
Trees
Nuns
Black
The Penguin
Days
The RiverCar
Galatea
Christmas Night 1930
Lullaby
The Twilight Zone

Rescued
1998
The Seventh Circle
A Tally Stick
The Model Village
New Years Day
Average Fool
Bushings
Midas
Thunderbirds are Go
Great White
Rings
The Short Fuse
Miaow
Woof
Gemini
Old New Borrowed Blue
Dry Leaves
Poets
Silver Nitrate
The Facts
The House of the Four Winds
Once Upon a Time
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Mark Haddon is a writer and illustrator of numerous award-winning children’s books and television screen-plays. He is the author of the bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which was the Whitbread Book of the Year in 2004. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and lives in Oxford, England.


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