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Soliloquies of an Eye

Soliloquies of an Eye

by Philip Callow

A poem sequence written as tribute to Van Gogh in the centenary year of his birth by a poet who is also a painter, novelist and biographer of Van Gogh. Through first-person narratives and vivid descriptions, the poet illuminates, both lyrically and dramatically, the painter's complex personality.

Callow's writing is like nothing but itself, tense, uneasy, never elegant, sometimes with a clean lift as if the words had not been used before, never without its own nervous integrity.

Angela Carter, The Guardian

56 pages

ISBN 0 946407 51 7
Published 1990

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