- Title Pages
- Notes on Contributors
- List of Illustrations
- Editor’s Introduction
1Harrison as Elegist
2Close Encounters of the Verse Kind: On Meeting Tony Harrison
3The Man Who Came to Read the Metre
4Lost in the Original: Tony Harrison as a Classicist Poet
5Tony Harrison and the Guardian
6Metre and Memory (and Μνημοσύνη)
7Tony Harrison’s Polygonal Ode to Delphi
8Tony Harrison: Nigeria, Masque and Masks
9The Early Years at the National Theatre: Harrison’s Molière and Racine
10Harrison as Scholar-Poet of the Theatre
11Verbal and Visual Witnessing: Tony Harrison’s Euripides
12‘v.’ Revisited: Harrison, Rimbaud and the French Radical Tradition
13The Translation and Reception of Tony Harrison’s Poetry in France
14Wine and Poetry: Translating Tony Harrison in Italy
15A Poet behind the Camera
16Modernism and the ‘Double Consciousness’ of Myth in Tony Harrison’s Poetry and Metamorpheus
17The Only Tone for Terror: Tony Harrison and the Gorgon’s Gaze
- Consolidated Bibliography
- (p.221) Afterword
- New Light on Tony Harrison
- British Academy
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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