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A Field of Large Desires
A Field of Large Desires

A Field of Large Desires

A Greville Press Anthology, 1975-2010

Edited by Anthony Astbury, Preface By Grey Gowrie


240 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: October 2010

ISBN 9781847770509

Rights: US, CA, NZ, CAM, SAM, CAR, PH, KR & FM

Carcanet Press, Ltd. (Oct 2010)
Carcanet Press Ltd.

Price: $23.95


A sampler of poems published by the Greville Press, this diverse compilation celebrates the remarkable venture that is this unique small press. With poems composed during a span of a couple of millennia, this collection champions translations of great world poets as well as delights in the classics of English literature. Featured writers include George Barker, Charles Baudelaire, John Clare, Hart Crane, W. S. Graham, John Masefield, Elizabeth Smart, and Stevie Smith.


"That the Greville Press should simultaneously publish a first collection by Kate Ellis, a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl from Derby, and the first translations of the poems of Arseny Tarkovsky, father of the filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky, is typical of the small firm's exhilarating eclecticism."  —Independent

Author Biography

Anthony Astbury is the founder and director of the Greville Press. He is the author of The Tenth Muse. Grey Gowrie is a poet and a former literature professor at both Harvard University and the University College London. He is the autohr of The Third Day.