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Poems, 1963-1988 (Pitt Poetry Series)

Knott, Bill

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ISBN 10: 0822936127 / ISBN 13: 9780822936121
Editore: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Txt) 1989, 1989
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Hardcover. Book, 64 pp Very good condition. Very good dust jacket. ISBN: 0822936127. Codice inventario libreria E1137594

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Titolo: Poems, 1963-1988 (Pitt Poetry Series)

Casa editrice: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Txt) 1989

Data di pubblicazione: 1989

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

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In this markedly original collection, a variety of themes remains constant--the pleasures and difficulties of love, the struggle for empathy with others--all seen through a distinctly elegiac eye. At the same time that he bows to the probability of loss, Knott's ( Becos ) primary concern is emotional engagement. With puissance, he urges the acceptance of the world as a fractured reality in which value is determined by individual perception: "The way the world is not / Astonished at you / . . . Leads me to think / That beauty is natural, unremarkable, / And not to be spoken of / Except in the course of things /. . . And the course of course of me / Astonished at you / The way the world is not." Juxtaposed with poems of conventional lengths are various "Shorts/Excerpts"--series of succinct but memorable sentences: "Our farewells lack the plausibility of our departures." The consequent syncopation in the volume ultimately serves to emphasize the moments of clarity throughout.
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