Adam Thorpe | Literature Criticism Critical Review by John Greening

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Adam Thorpe.
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Critical Review by John Greening

SOURCE: Greening, John. “What's in the Dust.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 5025 (23 July 1999): 24.

In the following review, Greening compliments the underlying theme of “survival” found in the poems in From the Neanderthal.

From the Neanderthal marks the return to verse of Adam Thorpe, best known as the author of Ulverton and two other novels. His poems patrol frontiers and thresholds in time, scanning the past through powerful lenses, sharing irrational fears, keeping their distance from real danger. In “The Exchange”, his daughter's concern at a wayside crucifix (“Why that man, he fall / in the water?”) is undermined by the father's amusement at her misunderstanding (“Well why they hung him up to dry, then?”); elsewhere, he sees a hot-air...

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