Joseph Cohen (essay date 1983)
SOURCE: Cohen, Joseph. Introduction to The Poetry of Dannie Abse, pp. 7-14. London: Robson Books, 1983.
[In the following essay, Cohen explores the dualities that make up Abse's poetry.]
The study of a poet's work normally begins with early work but I wish to start and end with ‘Funland.’ Firstly, because I believe ‘Funland’ to be Abse's masterpiece where his art appears at its most daring and assured; secondly, because a number of Abse's earlier and later themes, symbols and allegories—from those in...
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