• Title: Beyond This Dark House
  • Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
  • ISBN: 9780143013785
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beyond This Dark House Before Guy Gavriel Kay became known for his groundbreaking works of speculative fiction he was an accomplished poet his work appearing in major literary journals such as The Antigonish Review and Pri
    Before Guy Gavriel Kay became known for his groundbreaking works of speculative fiction he was an accomplished poet, his work appearing in major literary journals such as The Antigonish Review and Prism Through the years, while writing his dramatic international bestsellers, Kay has continued to quietly explore the paths and boundaries of poetry as well Now for the firsBefore Guy Gavriel Kay became known for his groundbreaking works of speculative fiction he was an accomplished poet, his work appearing in major literary journals such as The Antigonish Review and Prism Through the years, while writing his dramatic international bestsellers, Kay has continued to quietly explore the paths and boundaries of poetry as well Now for the first time, Guy Gavriel Kay s poetry has been gathered and selected for publication Readers of contemporary poetry will be captivated by the exquisite craft and power of these poems Some are ironic and austere, slyly tracing the interplay of writer and world, present and past others are sensual, even erotic, charting the mercurial but abiding nature of passion in love, in language, in history.

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    1. Ah, this collection reminds me that I should be reading more poetry. Not that it was exactly what I was expecting. And not that I wasn't just a little disappointed that there wasn't a little more spec. But the poetry is great, the images impacting, and the flow amazing. I'm a bid fan of Kay, and I've always admired the poetry that he put into his work. Much of the time, after all, poetry is important to the novels he writes. It comes up in Tigana, and much more prominently in The Lions of Al-Ras [...]

    2. I always did get the feeling that Kay wished that he could be a poet, rather than a novelist. His writing certainly yearns towards it. I like his flowing, descriptive prose better than the distilled form, but there are several lovely ones not to be missed, particularly the one devoted to his relationship with his father.

    3. Guy Gavriel Kay's prose is always beautiful, so it follows that his poetry would be, too. I haven't actually read every poem in this volume yet, but I've read enough to know that there are some gems. I especially liked "Crystals":"When you touched meI thought my heartwould crash through my breastbone to lie,pulsing and impossible,on your bed."and "On The Balcony":"I am in love with where I ambut more in love with you."I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this volume and keeping it on my sh [...]

    4. 3.5 stars. Some beautiful, as I thought they would be from his novels; some inscrutably personal. Northumbria and I saw horsemen:indentations in the skyabove the heathered hills,running away to Scotlandfive hundred years ago.The hills are then, easily.The morning sun seems to wantthose riders as much as I,appearing in bright felicityto shine on other times,other worlds.

    5. It was interesting, but I would not recommend the author based upon his poetry. He should stick to prose - long live the Fionavar Tapestry.

    6. Guy Gavriel Kay is one of my favorite fantasy novelists. Now, having read this short book, but not yet having had time for it to sink in, he threatens to become one of my favorite poets. It is not that I liked every poem in this book. Some were not to my taste. But many of the poems were very good and several were outstanding.In the opening poem, "Night Drive: Elegy," the narrator remembers his father. There are a multitude of poems written in memory of parents or friends, so that sometimes it s [...]

    7. Reading this on my Kobo, I have come to realize that digitial poetry collections are not appealing to me. I like the ability to flip back and forth, re-read, compare etc. At least on my device, this cannot happen easily. The poetry however, is quite good. I tend to like his fictional poetry more than the self-reflecting. Although, that being said there is one about his return trip to Oxford many years after graduation that I quite liked both the imagery and sentiment. For those who like his pros [...]

    8. a bit of a mixed bag. some pretty good and thought provoking, some less so. for the most part better than the poetry in his novels (with the exception of "Rachel's Song"), but I have to say I prefer his fiction to his poetry.

    9. I really don't like poetry. But this is pretty readable, and I wasn't surprised since I like Kay's poetry that filters into his novels.Favorites are the title poem, and "Guinevere at Almesbury".

    10. I loved some poems and totally missed the point of others. I felt I needed some outside information to properly access certain ones, but could easily picture the scenes and stories in others.

    11. I really love the poems that connect to Camelot. Most of the modern ones I didn't connect with as much.

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