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Michael Rosen Carrying the Elephant memoir in prose poetry

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In 72 prose-poems Michael Rosen tells the story of a life: his left-wing Jewish upbringing, with baffling childhood trips to Trafalgar Square, eastern Europe and hospital, followed by trainee days at the BBC under the watchful eyes of MI5, breakdown of a marriage, development of a new relationship and the joy of a new baby. And, in a core series of pieces, the central calamity of his life: the sudden death from meningitis of his 18 year-old son. "Rather you than me", said one of the neighbours on hearing the news - a remark that Rosen records, as he does much else to do with death, with surprised, painful honesty.

Slight bumps to corners, pages yellowed but overall good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Michael Rosen
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20x13cm
Edition:
2002 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0141010274
ISBN-13:
9780141010274
Number of pages:
83
Publisher:
Penguin
Title:
Carrying the Elephant

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In 72 prose-poems Michael Rosen tells the story of a life: his left-wing Jewish upbringing, with baffling childhood trips to Trafalgar Square, eastern Europe and hospital, followed by trainee days at the BBC under the watchful eyes of MI5, breakdown of a marriage, development of a new relationship and the joy of a new baby. And, in a core series of pieces, the central calamity of his life: the sudden death from meningitis of his 18 year-old son. "Rather you than me", said one of the neighbours on hearing the news - a remark that Rosen records, as he does much else to do with death, with surprised, painful honesty.

Slight bumps to corners, pages yellowed but overall good condition.

Author(s):
Michael Rosen
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20x13cm
Edition:
2002 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0141010274
ISBN-13:
9780141010274
Number of pages:
83
Publisher:
Penguin
Title:
Carrying the Elephant

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