Andrew Roberts, 7 November 1991
Show More The Enemy’s Country: Words, Contexture and Other Circumstances of Language by Geoffrey Hill.
Oxford, 153 pp., £19.95, August 1991, 0 19 811216 5Show More
“... On 11 November 1990 Geoffrey Hill published a Remembrance Day poem entitled ‘Carnival’, in the Sunday Correspondent. The occasion, and the appearance in a national newspaper, suggested the sort of work that a poet laureate might be expected to produce, although Hill’s acerbic satire on contemporary Britain was most unlike the arch public lyrics that Ted Hughes has published since his elevation to that role ...”