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ISBN-13: 9780224102131
ISBN-10: 0224102133
Author: McMillan, Andrew
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Format: Paperback 64 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780224102131
ISBN-10: 0224102133
Author: McMillan, Andrew
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Format: Paperback 64 pages

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Acknowledged authors McMillan, Andrew wrote Physical comprising 64 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0224102133 and 9780224102131. Since then Physical textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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An extraordinary debut from a 26-year-old poet.
Raw and urgent, these poems are hymns to the male body -- to male friendship and male love -- muscular, sometimes shocking, but always deeply moving. We are witness here to an almost religious celebration of the flesh: a flesh vital with the vulnerability of love and loss, to desire and its departure. In an extraordinary blend of McMillan's own colloquial Yorkshire rhythms with a sinewy, Metaphysical music and Thom Gunn's torque and speed -- 'your kiss was deep enough to stand in' -- the poems in this first collection confront what it is to be a man and interrogate the very idea of masculinity. This is poetry where every instance of human connection, from the casual encounter to the intimate relationship, becomes redeemable and revelatory. There is, at the end of everything, a sense of hope.
Dispensing with conventional punctuation, the poet is attentive and alert to the quality of breathing, giving the work an extraordinary sense of being vividly poised and present -- drawing lines that are deft, lyrical and perfectly pitched from a world of urban dereliction. An elegant stylist and unfashionably honest poet, McMillan believes that 'writing something down/keeps it alive', and his eye and ear are tuned, exactly, to both the mechanics of the body and the miracles of the heart.
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