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Avebury

Berengarten, Richard
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Shearsman Books
Published: April 6, 2018
ISBN: 9781848615892
32 pages

£6.50

“I’m not a prophet, but I believe you have written a great poem…” –Octavio Paz (from a personal letter)

“The note on the back cover of the first edition of Avebury describes the book as ‘a series of lyrical meditations, in which man’s roots are rediscovered in the modes of perception of earlier cultures’. This is true; but it is also true to say that ‘love defeating death’ is a universal theme.” –Jeremy Hooker

“Avebury freely moves through time, from pre-textual history to descriptions of art and civilisation, in the same way that Olson’s Maximus Poems and all of Eliot’s poems in Four Quartets envision history as an event that is taking place now and always, past and present simultaneously existing.” –Neli Moody

“It was a welcome surprise to find Avebury, where I have walked among the stones so often, placed back meaningfully on the spiritual map.” –Charles Tomlinson

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