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Turner

(1994)
A collection of poems by

 
 
David Dabydeen's Turner is a long narrative poem written in response to J. M. W. Turner's celebrated poem "Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying." Dabydeen's poem focuses on what is hidden in Turner's painting, the submerged head of the drowning African. In inventing a biography and the drowned man's unspoken desires, the poem brings into confrontation the wish for renewal and the inescapable stains of history, including the meaning of Turner's painting.

    

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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Turner
Author(s): David Dabydeen
ISBN: 1-900715-68-6 / 978-1-900715-68-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press
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March 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Turner: New and Selected Poems
Author(s): David Dabydeen
ISBN: 0-224-03895-8 / 978-0-224-03895-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA