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The Rose of Toulouse

The Rose of Toulouse (Paperback)

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'I should never ask / directions to my childhood', writes Fred D'Aguiar: there is no way back home. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was. His transformations and shifts - between Britain, Guyana and the USA - are his identity: 'Each year I travel, my passport photo / looks less like me.' In both flexible free verse and more formally patterned poems, D'Aguiar conveys the fragility of flesh and the transience of memories.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd Publication Date: 30/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9781847772299  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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FRED D'AGUIAR was born in London to Guyanese parents, grew up in Guyana and returned to London as a teenager. He has published six volumes of poetry and five novels, including The Longest Memory, which won the 1994 Whitbread First Novel Award. He divides his time between the UK, Guyana and the US, where he is Professor of English and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech State University.

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