In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast

In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast

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In Another World is a unique trip through the music scene of 1950s and 60s Belfast, mapped into the mystic through the timeless lyrics of Van ‘the Man’ Morrison. The aptly soulful and poetic prose are written with the electric wit of acclaimed poet and fellow Belfast man, Gerald Dawe.

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In Another World is a unique trip through Belfast, mapped into the mystic through the timeless music of Van ‘the Man’ Morrison. The aptly soulful and inventive prose stems from the electric wit of acclaimed poet and fellow Belfast man, Gerald Dawe.

Struck by the extraordinary brand of rhythm and blues that was Morrison’s brainchild, Dawe’s book is a celebration of the inspirations that underlie Morrison’s music. Silhouetted in the work is Belfast, moody and vibrant, and the formative influence of the pre-Troubles northern capital on Morrison’s musical direction.

Dawe’s writing transmutes the tender and unforgettable strains of Morrison’s work, from the release in 1968 of Astral Weeks to the publication in 2014 of Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics. A powerful tribute to mark Van Morrison’s accomplishments, In Another World taps into his legacy’s eclectic soul and is kin to its enchantments.

About the Author

Gerald Dawe is a retired Professor of English and Fellow of Trinity College. He has published eight collections of poetry and several volumes of essays, and he is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including the Macaulay Fellowship in Literature. His latest poetry collection Mickey Finn’s Air, was published in 2014; Of War and War’s Alarms: Reflections on Modern Irish Writing appeared in 2015.

 

Additional Information

Author

Gerald Dawe

Imprint

Merrion Press

Publication Date

22nd November 2017

Format

Hardback

Extent

134 pp