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Riassunto: David Lehman's poetry has been praised in the New York Times Book Review as "elegant, exuberant, witty, lyrical, and technically sophisticated." With Valentine Place, Lehman, the series editor of the acclaimed Best American Poetry, now offers a brilliant new collection: an unflinching look at romantic and erotic love.
Valentine Place is a dark valentine. But these forty-three poems are not only about desire, marriage, betrayal, and divorce, they're about the whole gamut of emotions surrounding the pursuit of happiness. Keenly felt, Lehman's work is never merely confessional. He uses a variety of techniques here, and the narrative that emerges is mysterious and provocative -- a love affair as seen through a Cubist prism. Lehman writes with candor, at times with high humor, and frequently with a cinematic eye trained by Hollywood and hard-boiled detective novels. From "First Lines" to "Last Words," from "The Secret Life" to "Young Death," Valentine Place reveals a talent that is daring and original.
A story of love, loss, and what comes after, Valentine Place traces the winding path from illusion to disenchantment to enlightenment.
From Library Journal:
Lehman's (series editor of Best American Poetry) poems explore the idiosyncrasies of love and marriage, separation and divorce. Many of the poems possess a witty outlook and others push to the extreme of sarcasm; however, Lehman allows us to contribute our own definition of love. These poems reveal how "life is a public event," and we must confess to ourselves as well as to our friends and lovers that "love is a speechless joy/That lasts until it dies." After reading these poems, we realize "there's a shiver of mortality in the air." We should walk away from them, forlorn over our willingness to let down that which is most important. However, Lehman asserts that "ten years later he was still sleeping/With one woman while dreaming of another." Is there justice in keeping a faithful marriage when the resolve to faithfulness has long died? The author examines this question while allowing us to provide the answer. Recommended for poetry collections of larger public libraries.?Tim Gavin, Episcopal Acad., Merion, Pa.
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Titolo: VALENTINE PLACE: Poems (edition code 541)(...
Casa editrice: Scribner
Data di pubblicazione: 1996
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Scribner, 1996. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP92509406
Descrizione libro Scribner. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria G0684815702I3N00
Descrizione libro Scribner. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2571983965
Descrizione libro Scribner, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0684815702
Descrizione libro Scribner 1/1/1996, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0684815702 unmarked, light shelfwear-NICE. Codice libro della libreria Z0684815702Z2
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806848157013.0
Descrizione libro Scribners, U.S.A., 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. clean, unmarked copy. Codice libro della libreria 357216
Descrizione libro Scribner, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1996. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria 106420
Descrizione libro Scribner, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. 1st. Hardcover, 8vo. First edition. Inscribed by author on title page. 94 pp. Slight darkening to endppaer gutters. Else FINE in like dust jacket. In Mylar. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost. Size: 8vo. Signed & Inscribed By Author. Codice libro della libreria 25906
Descrizione libro Scribner & Co., New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. The author's third collection of poetry. He is also the long-time series editor of Best American Poetry. Ashbery, Ammons, Hollander DJ praise. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 001003