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All You Who Sleep Tonight

(1990)
A collection of poems by

 
 
"Certainly not since Byron has anyone been more elegantly and literally amusing in verse." -- Philadelphia DailyNews

Vikram Seth's novel in verse, The Golden Gate, was hailed by Gore Vidal as "the Great California Novel" and by the New Republic as "a tour de force of the transcendence of the mere tour de force." Now he brings his romance with the English language, his effortless access to the deepest reservoirs of feeling, and his ability to light up the plain surfaces of everyday life to this stunning collection of poems.

In All You Who Sleep Tonight Seth delves into the varieties of love -- love lost, remembered, and deferred. He evokes the unspeakable ironies of Auschwitz and the light-blasted streets of Hiroshima. He conducts the reader through Lion Grove in Suzhou, China, and across the Golden Gate Bridge on its fiftieth anniversary. Throughout, he displays the lyricism and attentiveness that distinguish the best poets of every era.

"Clear as a glacial pool, often as deep, Vikram Seth's new poems shine with unfashionable virtues. Seth gives joy by writing brilliantly well, unafraid to feel and to start us feeling." -- X. J. Kennedy



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"Seth writes poetry as it has not been written for nearly a century, that's to say with the intention that his work should give pleasure to that ideal Comman Reader." - Thomas M Disch


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2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: All You Who Sleep Tonight
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ISBN: 0-670-05843-2 / 978-0-670-05843-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin/Viking
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February 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: All You Who Sleep Tonight
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 0-670-83472-6 / 978-0-670-83472-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin/Viking
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July 1990 : UK Hardback

Title: All You Who Sleep Tonight
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 0-571-14376-8 / 978-0-571-14376-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: All You Who Sleep Tonight
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 0-394-58516-X / 978-0-394-58516-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: All You Who Sleep Tonight [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2012] Seth; Vikram
Author(s): Seth; Vikram
ISBN: 0-14-341813-0 / 978-0-14-341813-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA
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June 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: All You Who Sleep Tonight: Poems
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 0-679-73025-7 / 978-0-679-73025-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: All You Who Sleep Tonight
Author(s): Vikram Seth
ISBN: 0-571-14481-0 / 978-0-571-14481-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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