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Watching the Spring Festival - Bidart, Frank
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This is Frank Bidart's first book of lyrics--his first book not dominated by long poems. Narrative elaboration becomes speed and song. Less embattled than earlier work, less actively violent, these new poems have, by conceding time's finalities and triumphs, acquired a dark radiance unlike anything seen before in Bidart's long career. Mortality--imminent, not theoretical--forces the self to question the relation between the actual life lived and what was once the promise of transformation. This plays out against a broad ...

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Watching the Spring Festival 2009, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374531720

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Watching the Spring Festival 2008, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374286033

Hardcover