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Shades Alun Cooper

Shades

Alun Cooper

Published September 18th 2003
ISBN : 9781844011520
Paperback
84 pages
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Travel stretches the senses. The sights, savours and sounds offer new varieties of experience abroad, and the author of SHADES has done good service in recording them. His keen eye notes the subtle shapes and contradictions that slide across theMoreTravel stretches the senses. The sights, savours and sounds offer new varieties of experience abroad, and the author of SHADES has done good service in recording them. His keen eye notes the subtle shapes and contradictions that slide across the threshold of perception, whether were in New York, Cairo or Karachi. But always there is the doppelganger of the self which haunts the traveller. With it comes doubt, pain and melancholy... as well as the beauty of night landscapes, the eerie spectres of abandonment, the call of absent lovers and the tumult of ecstasy. The poets opening image - of a village drowned by a lake - somehow pervades this whole collection, as if the shadows of the world drown out its bright beauty. But balancing these concepts