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Eulogy for a Private Man

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 25 Sep 1999
In poems both intimate and public, meditative and musical, Dings seeks to enrich the present by evoking both the future and the past. Urgent and carefully formed, his poems seek and awareness and expression that are responsible--intellectually and emotionally--to the most private and most communal moments of human experience.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780810150942
ISBN-10: 0810150948
Pagini: 56
Dimensiuni: 140 x 216 x 8 mm
Greutate: 0.1 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: Northwestern University Press
Colecția Triquarterly

Recenzii

"There is nothing notational or offhand about Dings's poems. Each is an exploration, intense and riveting." --Mark Strand

"A real find. . . . He's one of those rare poets who finds expression in our ineffable, everyday lives." --San Diego Union-Tribune

"Dings reaches for nothing less than the great themes of loss and death and the attempt to still discover a life, some light that allows us to live beyond our immediate circumstances. Dings is a true craftsman and knows absolutely an intelligent music must prevail, and it does, wonderfully, in this book."

—Christopher Buckley

Notă biografică

Fred Dings is the author of After the Solstice, a finalist for the Walt Whitman Award. His poetry has been published in the New Yorker, the New RepublicPoetry, and the Paris Review. He has taught creative writing at various universities.

Cuprins

Acknowledgments

Part One
Words for a Perfect Evening
The Fire
Revelations
In the Season of Memory
Sunday Evening
The Force of Intent
The Man and the Cemetery Effigy
Words
Letter to a Friend
Claims of the Past
The Past
The Gift
The Glowing Coal
Transitory Music
The Unlived
Planes
At the Grand Canyon

Part Two
Letter to Genetically Engineered Superhumans
The Bodily Beautiful
The Woman with Gravitas
Eulogy for a Private Man
In the Humid Zone
The Family Gatherings 
Two Sketches of Solitude

     Scherzo
   
 Dissertation on Dogs
     Expeditions of a Misanthrope
     To My Tongue
     Prufrock Meets a Colleague

Part Three
The Carousel
In the Absence of Rain
Chains of Change
Migratory Flight
Dido
The Rehearsal
The Last Voyage

Notes