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Time Lived, Without Its Flow

by Denise Riley

Hardback £9.99
Published 3rd October 2019, 96 pages
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‘One of the most eloquent thinkers about our life in language’ The Sunday Times

Time Lived, Without Its Flow is a beautiful, unflinching essay on the nature of grief from critically acclaimed poet Denise Riley. From the horrific experience of maternal grief Riley wrote her celebrated collection Say Something Back , a modern classic of British poetry. This essay is a companion piece to that work, looking at the way time stops when we lose someone suddenly from our lives.

The first half is formed of diary-like entries written by Riley after the news of her son’s death, the entries building to paint a live portrait of loss. The second half is a ruminative post script written some years later with Riley looking back at the experience philosophically and attempting to map through it a literature of consolation. Written in precise and exacting prose, with remarkable insight and grace this book will form kind counsel to all those living on in the wake of grief. A modern-day counterpart to C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed .

Published widely for the first time since its original limited release, this revised edition features a special introduction by Max Porter, author of Grief is A Thing With Feathers.

‘Her writing is perfectly weighted, justifies its existence’ - Guardian

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Time Lived, Without Its Flow
by Denise Riley

ISBN
9781529017106

Publisher
Pan Macmillan

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Oct. 3, 2019

Dimensions
18.5cm x 11.9cm x 1.9cm

Page count
96 pages