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Author: Mark Strand
Publisher: New York : Alfred A Knopf, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A latest collection by the U.S. Poet Laureate (1990) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author is comprised of a series of witty and poignant prose-style pieces (sometimes appearing as pure prose, sometimes as impure poetry) that explore the receding vista of life while posing eloquent, riddle-like conundrums about the human condition.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Strand
ISBN: 9780307957313 0307957314 9780375712180 0375712186
OCLC Number: 727702899
Notes: Prose poems.
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 53 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A banker in the brothel of blind women --
Bury your face in your hands --
Anywhere could be somewhere --
Harmony in the boudoir --
Clarities of the nonexistent --
The minister of culture gets his wish --
The old age of nostalgia --
Dream testicles, vanished vaginas --
The students of the ineffable --
The everyday enchantment of music --
The buried melancholy of the poet --
Ever so many hundred years hence --
Exhaustion at sunset --
Clear in the September light --
You can always get there from here --
The gallows in the garden --
Love silhouetted by lamplight --
The triumph of the infinite --
The mysterious arrival of an unusual letter --
Poem of the Spanish poet --
The enigma of the infinitesimal --
A dream of travel --
The emergency room at dusk --
Once upon a cold November morning --
Provisional eternity --
The street at the end of the world --
The Nietzschean hourglass, or the future's misfortune --
An event about which no more need be said --
A short panegyric --
Hermetic melancholy --
A letter from Tegucigalpa --
Mystery and solitude in Topeka --
There was nothing to be done --
No words can describe it --
In the afterlife --
Futility in Key West --
On the hidden beauty of my sickness --
With only the stars to guide us --
Trouble in Pocatello --
Like a leaf carried off by the wind --
The social worker and the monkey --
Nobody knows what is known --
Those little legs and awful hands --
Not to miss the great thing --
Nocturne of the poet who loved the moon --
In the grand ballroom of the new eternity --
When I turned a hundred.
Responsibility: Mark Strand.

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A latest collection by the U.S. Poet Laureate (1990) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author is comprised of a series of witty and poignant prose-style pieces (sometimes appearing as pure prose, sometimes as impure poetry) that explore the receding vista of life while posing eloquent, riddle-like conundrums about the human condition.
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