: Mann (C.)

R 200.00
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63pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2021


Preface by Michael Lambert.

“Chris Mann’s poetry is a feast of verse, a rare dance of words. It is pungent, brave and beautiful with a plethora of influences and impulses from mythology to history, archaeology, architecture, holy books, memory and personal experience. What a delicious mixture Mann offers to the world!” Professor Mogomme A. Masoga, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Zululand

"Chris Mann’s poems, using a variety of metres and verse forms, and many moods and tones, bring Greek and Latin classics to life with verve and subtlety. This collection features an enormous range, a considerable accuracy of detail, but also an immediacy that makes each line ring true. Altogether, Palimpsests is a memorable collection that will make a significant impact." John Hilton, Professor of Classics, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Chris Mann (1948-2021) was Emeritus Professor of Poetry at Rhodes University. He published fifteen poetry collections and several verse plays. He was awarded an English Academy Gold Medal (2019), the Thomas Pringle Award for Poetry (2007), the Olive Schreiner Award for South African Poetry (1983) and, while a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, the Sir Roger Newdigate Prize (1973).