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'I have so much and my feeling for her devours everything, I have so much and without her everything is nothing.' The Sorrows of Young Werther propelled Goethe to instant fame when it first appeared in 1774. Goethe drew on his own unhappy experiences to tell the story of Werther, a young man tormented by his love for Lotte, a tender-hearted girl…
Steven Blyth, Helen Clare, Polly Clark, David Constantine, Matthew Francis, Sophie Hannah, John Latham, Joanne Limburg, Grevel Lindop, Roddy Lumsden, Ian McMillan, Sinead Morrissey, Sean O'Brien, Ruth Padel, Shenagh Ough, Joe Sheerin, Jean Sprackland, Anne Stevenson, Gerard Woodward and Cliff Yates.
Too often the short story is regarded as merely a poor cousin of the novel, a weekend break for novelists - an assumption that demeans the short and neglects the fact that it has an anatomy all of its own. This anthology is a one-off experiment to show how much the short has in common with a very different literary form, the poem. Established and award winning poets from around Britian and the UK have been asked to 'interlope' into the unknown territory of the short - most of them for the first time and each bringing with them a new, poetic perspective as well as an intuitive feel for the snapshot's hidden narratives.
"Read this book" - Liz Lochhead, PN Review, March 2004.