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Jack Straw’s Castle and Other Poems

by Thom Gunn

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York, USA .
Written in English


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StatementThom Gunn
The Physical Object
Pagination77 p. ; 22 cm.
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21481791M
ISBN 100374178518
ISBN 109780374178512
LC Control Number76040937

Gunn’s books include Fighting Terms (), The Sense of Movement (), My Sad Captains (), Jack Straw’s Castle (), and Boss Cupid (), among many others. His The Man With Night Sweats () is considered a classic of AIDS literature. To mark the release of this new collection, the Poetry Foundation invited three of Gunn’s. Thom Gunn, Jack Straw's Castle, and Other Poems Adrian Henri, One Year, Todmorden, Lancashire: Arc Publications, ISBN Ted Hughes, Season Songs.

A new selection of poems by the celebrated gay poet Thom Gunn has been described as one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century (Times Literary Supplement).Gunn was an Elizabethan poet in modern guise, though theres nothing archaic, quaint, or sepia-toned about his poetry/5.   The younger generation of Faber poets were now the established figures. The s saw Thom Gunn’s Moly and Jack Straw’s Castle, Heaney’s Wintering Out, Field Work and North; the latter, appearing in , was one of the most widely read .

His first book of poetry, Fighting Terms, written while he was at Cambridge, was published in Seven major collections have followed: The Sense of Movement (), My Sad Captains (), Touch (), Moly (), Jack Straw’s Castle (), The Passages of Joy(), and The Man with Night Sweats (). Thom Gunn’s Sense of Movement: He Left England a Generation Ago to Seek a New Life in the Bay Area. Today His Austere Poems of Love and Death Have Put Him in the Forefront of American Poetry.


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I realize there are many poems, and books, that touch on this. But with Gunn, the poem comes across as structured, or tamed, even a poem like "Jack Straw's Castle," the title poem, where Gunn plays with repeating a word, he still manages a miraculous level of control considering what it feels the poem actually says/5(3).

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Jack Straw's Castle is a Grade II listed building and former public house in Hampstead, north-west London, England. The site is named after the rebel leader Jack Straw, who led the Peasants' Revolt in and who is said to have taken refuge on the site until he was caught and executed.

A pub has existed here since at least the early 18th century. The building was. Front cover bright. 78 pages including acknowledgments. mm x mm. ***''Some of the poems in Jack Straw's Castle- Thom Gunn's first collection since Moly () - are set in England where he was born and grew up, some in San Francisco where he now lives, some in New York and some in purely imaginary places.' (Quote from rear wrapper blurb).

Books such as Touch (), Moly (), Jack Straw’s Castle (), and The Passages of Joy () show Gunn’s fusion of “modern” and “traditional” elements. Writing in the New York Times Book Review, M. Rosenthal praised Selected Poems (), noting that “Gunn has developed his craft so that by now even his freest.

Thomson William "Thom" Gunn (29 August – 25 April ), was an English poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style.

After relocating from England to San Francisco, Gunn wrote about gay-related topics—particularly in his most. For last week’s post I was looking at the building that was once the pub Jack Straw’s Castle. This week, I have walked from Jack Straw’s Castle, along North End Way towards Golders Green to find another famous Hampstead pub.

This is the Old Bull and Bush as photographed by my father in The same view 70 years later in   TQSW NORTH END WAY /16/ (West side) 14/05/74 Jack Straw's Castle Public House II Public house. By Raymond Erith, built by GE Wallis and Sons; on the site of a previous public house of the same name.

Jack Straw's Castle, Hampstead Jack Straw's Castle 12 North End Way Hampstead NW3 7ES. This pub, dating back to was designed by the notable architect, Raymond Erith and built by GE Wallis and Sons on the site of a previous public house of the same name.

The design of the pub mimics the syle of an eighteenth century coaching inn. Reaction to these books - Jack Straw's Castle (), The Passages of Joy () - was certainly mixed. In England, some of Gunn's admirers were horrified by the turn his work had taken; as, in Author: Robert Potts.

In Gunn's next book, Jack Straw's Castle (), the dream modulates into nightmare, related partly to his actual anxiety-dreams about moving house, and partly to the changing American political climate. "But my life," he wrote, "insists on continuities — between America and England, between free verse and metre, between vision and everyday.

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With the publication of Jack Straw's Castle inGunn managed to address homosexuality in a relaxed, Whitmanesque voice. By now his metre was relaxing too, and he experimented with free verse.

More editions of Jack Straw's castle: Jack Straw's castle: ISBN () Hardcover, Faber and Faber, ; Jack Straw's Castle and Other Poems: ISBN () Hardcover, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, The first explores the idea of “inner community” in the long poem “Misanthropos,” the second the idea of “authentic duplicity” in Gunn’s poetry up to Jack Straw’s Castle, and Other.

The book was instantly embraced by several critics, including John Press, who wrote, "This is one of the few volumes of postwar verse that all serious readers of poetry need to possess and to study." Jack Straw's Castle (), Selected Poems (), and The Passages of Joy ().

During the s and 80s, Gunn's poems were. Jack W. Hagstrom and George Bixby’s Thom Gunn, A Bibliography – (London, ) offers, as well as data on the poems, a list of interviews with Gunn and entries for his uncollected book-reviews.

The book begins with a newborn baby in a bath and ends with an old lady picking through the trash, very socially provocative. Signed. Seller Inventory # More information about this Jack Straw's Castle and Other Poems. Gunn, Thom. Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York () ISBN ISBN The title-poem of Thom Gunn's [Jack Straw's Castle] is a scary sequence which concentrates in itself most of the thematic and technical problems this .Book Sets & Collections.

Signed Books. Association Copies. General Signed Books. collected poems, ballads, and songs, [limited signed edition] Micheline, Jack, preface by Paul Mariah, introduction by Signed by Author(s) 1st Edition.

Jack Straw's Castle and other poems [signed] Gunn, Thom [Steve Abbott association.