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ISBN: 0393059553 / ISBN-13: 9780393059557

The Insistence of Beauty: Poems

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"Mindful that the world is fragile and essentially subjective, Dunn has molded our eyes to accommodate what's out there." "Miami Herald"

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  • The Insistence of Beauty: Poems (W. W. Norton & Company) – Hardcover (2004)
    by Stephen Dunn

    The Insistence of Beauty: Poems

    Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company
    2004
    English
    New ed.
    89 pages

    ISBN: 0393059553
    ISBN-13: 9780393059557

    "Beauty isn't nice. Beauty isn't fair..." So, in part, states an epigraph for this stunning new collection, his thirteenth, by the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry (2000). First traversing betrayal and loss, Stephen Dunn then moves to speak of new love, with its attendant pleasures and questioning. The title poem, perhaps emblematic of the book as a whole, is evocative of beauty's often surprising manifestations even in the light of tragedy as on that terrible day "when those silver planes came out of the perfect blue." ... Show more

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