Electronic book text
Pan Macmillan (digital)
Paul Farley's keenly awaited new collection is his first since the highly acclaimed Tramp in Flames in 2006. The Dark Film expands Farley's research into 'the art of seeing', and all that humans project of themselves into the world. Farley's great poetic gift is his ability to switch between the local and the universal, the present and the historical past, with the most apparently effortless of gear changes, bringing to our immediate attention things previously hidden -- whether out of sight, in the periphery of our vision, or right under our noses. The Dark Film is a profound meditation on time, on the untold stories of our history, and on the act of human beholding -- as well as being Farley's most richly entertaining collection to date.