Basil Bunting (1982)

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  • Featuring

    Basil Bunting

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1982

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

The poet Basil Bunting talks briefly about his long, autobiographical poem "Briggflats", published in 1968, and about the craft of poetry, but the majority of the film is devoted to his reading of extracts from the poem itself. The film also observes Bunting's daily routine, his return to Briggflats and the Quaker Meeting House, and shows the Northern landscapes so crucial to his work.

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