Wood Notes Wild: Essays on the Poetry and Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay
Polygon, 1995 - Poetry - 278 pages
Ian Hamilton Finlay (b. 1925) is a unique figure - writer, poet, artist, gardener, thinker, revolutionary whose work ranges from lyrical beauty to an insistent confrontation of violence. Wood Notes Wild is the first collection of essays to consider his work as a whole, from his early poetry and Concrete poetry, to the creation of the acclaimed garden at Little Sparta, and the international recognition he has received as an artist.
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