The Mirabelles

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Annie Freud’s award-winning first collection, The Best Man That Ever Was, introduced readers to a remarkably versatile new voice; The Mirabelles delivers a similarly exhilarating cornucopia – the Mask of Temporary Madness, Marc Almond, mini-novels a sonnet long, Carottes Vichy, and the most gripping account of a billiard game you’ll ever read. However, in a new sequence derived from family letters, Freud has invented almost a new kind of writing: neither ‘found’ nor ‘made’ in the conventional sense, these poems are profoundly moving, and startling in their boldly unfashionable lack of irony.

Elsewhere The Mirabelles is full of the world-stuff – the clothes and food, the art and social intrigues – with which we dress and conceal our deeper emotions and appetites. In the end, this is a book about reality and its representations, and the truth and lies we tell about ourselves.

 

  • (Author)  Annie Freud
  • (Series)  Picador Poetry
  • (Illustrated)  No
  • (Illustrator)   -
  • (Age range)  -
  • (ISBN)  9780330519076
  • (Publisher)  Picador
  • (Printing date)  2010
  • (Format)  Paperback
  • (Dust jacket)  -
  • (Weight)  115g
  • (Size)  20 x 13 x 0.8 cm
  • (No. of pages)  62
  • (RRP)  £8.99