Luminous new poems from the author of ""The Appalachian Book of the Dead"" "Landscape, as Wang Wei says, softens the sharp edges of isolation." "Don't just do something, sit there." "And so I have, so I have, " "the seasons curling around me like smoke, " "Gone to the end of the earth and back without a sound. " -"Body and Soul II" This is ...Read MoreLuminous new poems from the author of ""The Appalachian Book of the Dead"" "Landscape, as Wang Wei says, softens the sharp edges of isolation." "Don't just do something, sit there." "And so I have, so I have, " "the seasons curling around me like smoke, " "Gone to the end of the earth and back without a sound. " -"Body and Soul II" This is Charles Wright's first collection of verse since the completion of his Appalachian Book of the Dead, the trilogy of trilogies hailed as one "among the great long poems of the century" (James Longenbach, "Boston Review"). Wright speaks in these poems with characteristic charm, restlessness, and wit, writing again and again, "I sit where I always sit," only to reveal himself in a new setting every time. In "A Short History of the Shadow" Wright's return to the landscapes of his early work finds his art resilient in a world haunted by death and the dead.Read Less
Good. 0374263027 Hardcover book that is a former library item with typical library markings. This book has very little overall wear to the exterior. There is mylar plastic over the dust jacket. The binding is full intact and the text is clean with no markings. Fast shipper.
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Fine in Fine jacket. Book First printing. Wright has won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and other commendations for his work. He was recently chosen to replace Natasha Trethewey as US Poet Laureate. Unread, as new in like DJ. 79 pp.
Near Fine. NF/VG. Bumped spine ends. DJ has light edge wear and some rubbing. First US Edition. First Printing. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto, " among other books. SIGNED by Wright (simply as "Charles" & INSCRIBED to Gatenby, and dated "June 07". A unique Association Copy.
Fine in fine jacket. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 8vo. Plain black cloth with copper colored lettering to spine. In original unclipped dust jacket. INSCRIBED on front endpaper in year of publication by Wright: "For Nick's Mom/L'ville, 2002." Fine in like jacket.
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