Dreaming Frankenstein

Liz Lochhead

In this poem human relationships, especially as seen from a woman's point of view, are central.
Date Published :
June 2003
Publisher :
Polygon
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780954407513
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.45 inches
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Overview
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Liz Lochhead has built an impressive reputation as poet, playwright and performer attracting a large and admiring public. Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems stands as a monument to her early work: four collections Memo for Spring (1972), Islands (1978) and Grimm Sisters (1981) and the title volume together provide a complete record of her poetry from 1967 to 1984. In Dreaming Frankenstein human relationships, especially as seen from a woman's point of view, are central. Attraction, pain, acceptance, loss, triumphs and deceptions all are made immediate through her imagery and acute powers of observation and through her flair as a storyteller.

About The Author
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Liz Lochhead is the Scottish Makar (Poet Laureate) and is regarded as one of Scotland's best andmost popular poets and dramatists. Her poetry is characterised by a self-conscious effort to mimic the idioms of speech, adopting a range of spoken styles that include the lyrical use of cliche, rap, colloquialism and even advertising language in an effort to raise the profile of the marginalised voices of both Scots and women. Her most famous poetry collections include "Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems" (1984), "True Confessions and New Cliches" (1985) and"Bagpipe Muzak" (1991). She became Makar in 2011 after the death of Edwin Morgan."

REVIEWS
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Dreaming Frankenstein is a rare thing: a book of poems that sparkles

- The Scotsman

This volume brings a range of material and confidence of tone which are most impressive... the tone varies from the rueful to the forceful. This is a bold, striking collection

- Edwin Morgan

Dreaming Frankenstein is a rare thing: a book of poems that sparkles'

- Scotsman

One of the few poets writing today capable of encompassing the matter of contemporary life in terms that are both attractive and thought-provoking'

- Books in Scotland

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