A slim but beautifully produced collection of essays, verse and correspondences by three young poets. Max Porter (of Grief Is The Thing With Feathers fame and editor for Granta) called it ‘the boldest, most serious and interesting stuff around.’
Shura was born in Harbin “like Skidelsky and Yul Brunner”, married to the novelist Joan Wyndham, and known and loved by many. At nearly 100, he is still inimitable as a raconteur. This is his first publication.
“It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbledstreets silent and the hunched courters’-and-rabbits’ wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea.”
Commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as ‘a play for voices’, Under Milk Wood chronicles a single day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub.