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New Light on Tony Harrison$
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Edith Hall

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266519

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.001.0001

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Afterword

Afterword

Chapter:
(p.221) Afterword
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New Light on Tony Harrison
Author(s):

Richard Eyre

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0018

Forgive me, Tony, if I celebrate

Your birthday in a form you’ve made your own

And in the same metre try to imitate

What is your literary flesh and bone.

I know that imitation’s flattery’s mate —

Priestly genuflections and flunkeys’ bows

Are society’s icing, which of course you hate:...

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