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The author of the book: Sir Andrew Motion
Edition: FABER & FABER
Date of issue: 01 Apr 1995
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 724 KB
City - Country: London, United Kingdom
Full description of the book The Price of Everything:This book consists of two long poems. "Lines of Desire" tells the story of an individual in crisis, under cruel pressure both from past and present events. "Joe Soap" combines narrative and lyric forms to trace a historical pattern reaching from the First World War to contemporary apocalypse. Andrew Motion has won the Somerset Maugham Award for achievements both as a poet and a biographer. He is the author of "Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life".
About the author Sir Andrew MotionAndrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009; he is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and co-founder of the online Poetry Archive. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, and has published four celebrated biographies. His group study The Lamberts won the Somerset Maugham Award and his authorised life of Philip Larkin won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. Andrew Motion's novella The Invention of Dr Cake (2003) was described as 'amazingly clever' by the Irish Times and praised for 'brilliant and almost hallucinatory vividness' by the Sunday Telegraph. His memoir, In the Blood (2006), was described as 'the most moving and exquisitely written account of childhood loss I have ever read' in the Independent on Sunday. His most recent collection of poems, The Cinder Path (2009), was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Andrew Motion was knighted for his services to poetry in 2009.
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