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My Eightieth Year to Heaven

My Eightieth Year to Heaven (Paperback)

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Brian Cox's latest collection speaks with the quietly assured authority of a lifetime's consideration of the arts of writing and living. Humane, humorous and acute, Cox's poetry honours the pleasures of home and holidays and friends, much-loved books and places, as the foundations of the civilised life, making endurable the pain and grief that are an inevitable part of it. In language that is precise, plain and lucid, these are poems whose hope and humanity continue to resonate.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd Publication Date: 30/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9781857549317  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Brian Cox (as C.B. Cox) co-edited the controversial Black Papers on Education (1969-77) and chaired the National Curriculum English Working Group (1988-9). His book on National Curriculum English, Cox on Cox (1991), became a best-seller. In 1993 he retired as John Edward Taylor Professor of English Literature at Manchester University, after serving as Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1984-6) and Pro-Vice Chancellor (1987-1991). He has published books of literary criticism, an autobiography, and edited anthologies and collections of essays. He was a founder editor of Critical Quarterly. In retirement he edited a two-volume collection of essays, African Writers, for Scribners, and wrote a second book on the National Curriculum (The Battle for the English Curriculum, 1995). He remains poetry editor of Critical Quarterly.

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