Contextual Studies

Loydell, Rupert ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Contextual Studies. Broken Sleep Books . Broken Sleep, Cornwall. ISBN 978-1722286439

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A book of prose poems

These prose poems shows the writer conversing, arguing and examining the facts of his/her and their detachment. The levels of despair are eased by a dignified and mature consideration of the circumstances that created them and deal sensitively with the speaker’s concerns as a constellation of emotions known to us all, forms his existant universe. Introspection expands into said philosophy and the hearts journalism creates headlines for reader and poet alike...
– International Times

Snatches of conversation are threaded throughout the book; a collage of vivid thoughts and recollections creating a confessional of sorts though one that is purposefully unreliable. Loydell never fully lets on whether or not he believes in the statements he makes… a careful, humourous, and affecting discourse on the ephemeral nature of life, art and writing.
– Litter

Rupert Loydell’s world is strangely beautiful, or beautifully strange, but it’s also strangely familiar. What I like about Loydell’s work is his commitment to a kind of truth, not to experience so much as to language. He doesn’t fuss over his language, he’s never showing off his clever images, or making you gasp as he steps over rhetorical tall buildings with his wit. He can be witty, he shows his intelligence all the time, but he never shows off about it.
– Magma

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1722286439
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Rupert Loydell
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 10:59
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 16:41


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