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In Delicate Nooses   /   In zierlichen Schlingen

“Published to celebrate the centenary of R.S. Thomas ..., this beautifully designed and produced book is clearly intended for those who still value the book as a physical object ... The design does full justice to Thomas’s spare, incisive style.” (PN Review)

BABEL’s sixth bilingual volume of poetry by R.S. Thomas, In Delicate Nooses / In zierlichen Schlingen appeared on 29 March 2013, which would have been the poet’s 100th birthday, and is, like each of the others, a selection of some of R.S. Thomas’ best poems (in this case from 16 different collections spanning half a century). This selection contains no poems that have appeared in any of BABEL’s previous collections.

In Delicate Nooses / In zierlichen Schlingen was printed by offset lithography on 120gsm off-white wood-free paper. Format: 24 x 17.5 cm; 84pp.; 750 copies. The book is sewn, with a 240gsm wrap-around wood-free paper cover (Munken Pure Design Card).

60 numbered specials (including the printed list of subscribers) contain an original etching by Vroni Schwegler, numbered and signed by the artist.

R.S.Thomas,   In Delicate Nooses / In zierlichen Schlingen    ISBN 978-3-931798-42-0    £ 18

In Delicate Nooses / In zierlichen Schlingen special    £ 98

cf.   The Bright Field / Das helle Feld,   Frieze,   Decidious Language / Laubbaum Sprache,   Charity's Scarecrow / Die Vogelscheuche Nächstenliebe,   With Claws of Fire / Mit Fängen aus Feuer,   Das Kreuz,   The Cross,   The Sky-Rhyming Child / Das himmelreimende Kind,   Stone Twittering / Steinzwitschern   and   Dove-Marks on Stone

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