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Apocalypse Press has published "The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations" by Ted Richer (2003) with CD (Professor Sir Christopher Ricks' introduction to Richer's work and readings from the book by Ted Richer and the actress Paula Langton).


ISBN 0-9525906-2-X
pp. 382

15. In addition, a limited number of signed copies are available for £20.

All enquiries to:

Richard Grenville Clark
Apocalypse Press
51 Woking Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1QD
Mobile 07895950236
Tel: 044 (0) 1483 301416
enquiries@apocalypsepress.co.uk

Designed by Georgina Watson.  Printed and bound in Great Britain by Commercial Press, Guildford


ted-richer.jpg (32736 bytes)The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations’ by Ted Richer (2003) with CD (Professor Sir Christopher Ricks' introduction to Richer's work and
readings from the book by Ted Richer and the actress Paula Langton)

The introduction by Professor Christopher Ricks is an adaptation of his introduction to the work of Ted Richer as broadcast on Radio 3’s Twenty Minutes which introduced the poet’s work to a British audience.  Magdalena J. Fosse photographed Ted Richer and the front cover design incorporates her photographs together with a portrait of the writer on the back cover.  The book was designed by Georgina Watson who has designed all Apocalypse Press books.

The Figurations are linked vignettes, all double spaced as befits their dramatic nature, and they can be seen as playlets probing and recording the poet’s rites of passage and other seminal experiences.  The poet frequently interrogates the action, then withdraws to react, reabsorb and rewrite thereby transforming meaning and action.  Couples exchange questions often ending up with the opposite sentiment on their lips in an alchemical interaction: the questions are typical lovers’ questions but the rhetorical ones often receive an alternative answer in the end as Richer repeatedly forces the issue.

These monologues and dialogues are short but deeply memorable as Richer’s use of language has a haunting ritual quality forged by obsession: love, love lost, love rejected.  These tightly written dramas transform meaning in a few words or phrases. Their intensity is remarkable.

Richer’s work has been performed on stage in Boston theatres but this publication is his first appearance in print.  The intended audience is the student / adult market.

Listen to Ted Richer reading "Writing" (MP3; 2,349kb)

Listen to Ted Richer reading "Prophetic" (MP3; 3,225kb)

Listen to Ted Richer reading "The Writer in the Story" (MP3; 2,513kb)

Listen to Ted Richer and Paula Langton reading "Answered" (MP3; 1,934kb)

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51 Woking Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1QD UK
Tel: 044 (0) 1483 301416
Mobile: 07895950236

enquiries@apocalypsepress.co.uk