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A new collection of prose poems, from one Chatto's finest poets

‘In the dice cup, then, life becomes not a design but a wager; not an adventure but a game…’

Brimming with brio and brilliance, John Fuller’s latest collection comprises exquisite philosophical arguments, dream visions, aphorisms, precise portraits, colourful fables and tableaux of life. But here too lie shadows: in departures and deteriorations, in a life balanced delicately between the known and the unknown.

Taken together, The Dice Cup unfolds like a Chinese box of observations; wit, humour, pathos and playfulness entwine to thrilling and thought-provoking effect. It is a late, great work from one of our finest poets.

Reviews

John Fuller has achieved a melding of form and content as profound and…as original as any in The Dice Cup, with a poise and beauty that prose…cannot conjure

William Wootten, The Times Literary Supplement

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780701188368

    October 15, 2014

    Chatto & Windus

    96 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook

    9781448181148

    October 2, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    96 pages

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