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- Description'I wish to God that I were more intelligent and everything would finally become clear to me - or else that I didn't live much longer!' Clarity or Death! takes its title from this letter of Wittgenstein's. That desire for clarity in our kwledge of the world, the universe and ourselves is the linking preoccupation of Jeffrey Wainwright's collection. Five poems develop the physicist Richard Feynman's proposition that through scientific study 'we may be able to reduce the number of different things'. Others ponder infinity and number. These poems are both playful and intellectually rigorous, exploring t only ideas but the experience of having and articulating them. They play alongside other aspects of personal experience. Central to Wainwright's writing is a fascination with what Wallace Stevens called 'the uncertain light of single, certain truth', an uncertain light embodied in the sensuousness of language given poetic form.
- Author BiographyJeffrey Wainwright was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1944. He was educated at the University of Leeds and has taught at the University of Wales, in New York, and currently at the Manchester Metropolitan University. He has translated French drama for the Royal Shakespeare Company and BBC Radio and is a theatre critic for the Independent. He is the author of Heart's Desire (1978), Selected Poems (1985), The Red-Headed Pupil (1994) and Out of the Air (1999), all published by Carcanet.
- Author(s)Jeffrey Wainwright
- PublisherCarcanet Press Ltd
- Date of Publication31/07/2008
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationManchester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCarcanet Press Ltd
- Weight113 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine8 mm
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