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Easton Main Library 811.54 H669s (Text) 31901004420487 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 07/15/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525657781
  • ISBN: 0525657789
  • Physical Description: 62 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

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General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"
Summary, etc.:
"In his 70th birthday year, the award-winning poet looks back on what was and accepts what is, in a beautiful sequence about what sustains him. Beginning with "My Friends Don't Get Buried," the lament of a delinquent mourner as his friends have begun to die, and ending with the plaintive note to self "don't write elegies/anymore," Hirsch takes us backward through the decades in these memory poems of startling immediacy. He recalls the black dress a lover wore when he couldn't yet know the tragedy of her burning spirit; the radiance of an autumn day in Detroit when his students smoked outside, passionately discussing Shelley; the day he got off late from a railyard shift and missed an anti-war demonstration. There are direct and indirect elegies to lost contemporaries like Mark Strand, William Meredith, and, most especially, his longtime compatriot Philip Levine, whom he honors in several poems about daily work in the late midcentury Midwest. As the poet ages and begins to lose his peripheral vision, the world is "stranger by night," but these elegant, heart-stirring poems shed light on a lifetime that inevitably contains both sorrow and its opposite"-- Provided by publisher.
Genre: Poetry.
Poetry.

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