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  • Published: 2 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448181148
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

The Dice Cup




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.

  • Pub date: 2 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448181148
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

About the Author

John Fuller

John Fuller, born in Ashford, Kent, is an acclaimed poet and novelist. His collection Stones and Fires (1996) was awarded the Forward Prize; Ghosts (2004) was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award for Poetry; The Space of Joy (2006) was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award, and The Grey Among the Green (1988), Song & Dance (2008) and Pebble & I (2010) were all Poetry Book Society Recommendations. His 1983 novel Flying to Nowhere, a historical fantasy, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was nominated for the Booker Prize. He has also written collections of short stories and several books for children. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.

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Praise for The Dice Cup

“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

“One of England's greatest poets”

Daily Telegraph


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