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60 Lovers To Make And Do by Sophie Herxheimer

September 18th, 2019 | Posted by David in


A TLS Book Of The Year 2020

‘The festive mischief of Sophie Herxheimer’s 60 Lovers to Make and Do will lift even the worst Covidian doldrums.’ – Marina Warner

‘Sophie Herxheimer is a genius.’ – Andrea Reece, Manager – National Poetry Day

‘At once serious and playful … her energy bubbles up with exuberant joyful creativity.’ – Bidisha, Wasafiri

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From the author of Velkom to Inklandt : a Sunday Times poetry book of the year and Observer poetry book of the month.

In 60 Lovers To Make And Do, Sophie Herxheimer imagines a litany of characters who make companions for themselves from everyday objects.

She tabled a lover from icing sugar,
a barometer and an obscure stringed instrument,
he was Pegasus-like, defying gravity.
They soared all over the cosmos
moaning and melting …

Each woman animates her creation with reflected desires and frustrations. Their absurd, often funny stories distill into familiar loves, which take flight, fail, or settle somewhere between a compromise and a perky arrangement.

Herxheimer’s glorious collages evoke both the seasons of a year and a lifetime — extraordinary objects of private devotion are prised from chandeliers and trees, skirting boards and biscuits.

Additional information

Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 22 × 16 × 2 cm

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  • David says:

    That’s fine. Just add your shipping address in the checkout and the postage costs will be added.

    Please note that you can sometimes get reduced shipping rates if you order through a bookshop in the USA. Our books are distributed through any Ingram company internationally to bookshops. They will be in stock at our distributor in less than a week and can be pre-ordered. “Dues” to bookshops will be fulfilled next week.

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