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Collected poems

Author: Thom Gunn
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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The writer specializes in inventing the inner lives of historical and mythological figures, of which the poem "Jesus and his Mother" is an example: "Are you the boy I bore alone, / No doctor near to cut the cord? / I cannot reach to call you Lord, / Answer me as my only son."
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thom Gunn
ISBN: 0374126216 9780374126216 0374524335 9780374524333
OCLC Number: 30502445
Notes: "TG"--Cover.
Includes index.
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 1994
Description: xvi, 495 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Wound --
Here Come the Saints --
To his Cynical Mistress --
Wind in the Street --
Lazarus Not Raised --
Lofty in the Palais de Danse --
Round and Round --
Helen's Rape --
The Secret Sharer --
La Prisonniere --
Carnal Knowledge --
The Court Revolt --
The Right Possessor --
Looking Glass --
Lerici --
A Mirror for Poets --
The Beach Head --
A Kind of Ethics --
Tamer and Hawk --
Captain in Time of Peace --
Without a Counterpart --
For a Birthday --
Incident on a Journey --
On the Move --
The Nature of an Action --
At the Back of the North Wind --
Before the Carnival --
A Plan of Self-Subjection --
Birthday Poem --
First Meeting with a Possible Mother-in-Law --
Autumn Chapter in a Novel --
The Wheel of Fortune --
The Silver Age --
The Unsettled Motorcyclist's Vision of his Death. Lines for a Book --
Elvis Presley --
Market at Turk --
In Praise of Cities --
The Allegory of the Wolf Boy --
Julian the Apostate --
Jesus and his Mother --
St Martin and the Beggar --
To Yvor Winters, 1955 --
The Inherited Estate --
During an Absence --
The Separation --
High Fidelity --
Legal Reform --
Thoughts on Unpacking --
Merlin in the Cave: He Speculates without a Book --
The Corridor --
Vox Humana --
In Santa Maria del Popolo --
The Annihilation of Nothing --
The Monster --
Readings in French --
From the Highest Camp --
Innocence --
Modes of Pleasure --
Modes of Pleasure --
A Map of the City --
The Book of the Dead --
The Byrnies --
Black Jackets --
The Value of Gold --
Claus von Stauffenberg --
Waking in a Newly Built House --
Flying Above California. Considering the Snail --
'Blackie, the Electric Rembrandt' --
Hotblood on Friday --
The Feel of Hands --
L'Epreuve --
Rastignac at 45 --
Lights Among Redwood --
Adolescence --
A Trucker --
Loot --
My Sad Captains --
The Last Man --
Memoirs of the World --
Elegy on the Dust --
The First Man --
The Goddess --
The Kiss at Bayreuth --
Berlin in Ruins --
Confessions of the Life Artist --
No Speech from the Scaffold --
Taylor Street --
The Conversation of Old Men --
The Old Woman --
Touch --
The Vigil of Corpus Christi --
From an Asian Tent --
In the Tank --
The Clock --
Back to Life --
Pierce Street --
Aqueduct --
The Inside-Outside Game --
Rites of Passage --
Moly --
For Signs --
Justin --
Phaedra in the Farm House --
The Sand Man --
Apartment Cats --
Three --
Words --
From the Wave. Tom-Dobbin --
The Rooftop --
The Colour Machine --
Street Song --
The Fair in the Woods --
Listening to Jefferson Airplane --
To Natty Bumppo --
The Garden of the Gods --
Flooded Meadows --
Grasses --
The Messenger --
Being Born --
At the Centre --
The Discovery of the Pacific --
Sunlight --
The Bed --
Diagrams --
Iron Landscapes (and the Statue of Liberty) --
The Corporal --
Fever --
The Night Piece --
Last Days at Teddington --
All Night, Legs Pointed East --
The Geysers --
Three Songs: Baby Song --
Three Songs: Hitching into Frisco --
Three Songs: Sparrow --
The Plunge --
Bringing to Light --
Thomas Bewick --
Wrestling --
The Outdoor Concert --
Saturnalia --
Faustus Triumphant --
Dolly --
Jack Straw's Castle --
An Amorous Debate --
Autobiography. Hampstead: the Horse Chestnut Trees --
The Road Map --
The Idea of Trust --
Courage, a Tale --
Behind the Mirror --
The Cherry Tree --
Mandrakes --
Yoko --
The Release --
Breaking Ground --
Elegy --
Adultery --
Bally Power Play --
New York --
The Conversation --
Expression --
Selves --
A Waking Dream --
Sweet Things --
The Cat and the Wind --
Small Plane in Kansas --
The Exercise --
Hide and Seek --
As Expected --
The Menace --
Song of a Camera --
Waitress --
Keats at Highgate --
His Rooms in College --
June --
Another All-Night Party --
San Francisco Streets --
The Miracle --
The Victim --
Painkillers --
Slow Waker --
The Girls Next Door --
Donahue's Sister --
At an Intersection --
A Drive to Los Alamos --
Transients and Residents: Falstaff --
Transients and Residents: Crystal. Transients and Residents: Crosswords --
Transients and Residents: Interruption --
Talbot Road --
Night Taxi --
Fennel --
Venetian Blind --
A Bulletin from the Stadium --
Smoking Pot on the Bus --
'1975' --
Punch Rubicundus --
At the Barriers --
The Hug --
To a Friend in Time of Trouble --
Bone --
An Invitation --
The Differences --
Lines for My 55th Birthday --
Philemon and Baucis --
Odysseus on Hermes --
Seesaw --
A Sketch of the Great Dejection --
Patch Work --
The Life of the Otter --
Three for Children --
Skateboard --
Well Dennis O'Grady --
Outside the Diner --
Improvisation --
Old Meg --
Yellow Pitcher Plant --
Tenderloin --
Looks --
To Isherwood Dying --
The Stealer --
JVC --
Barren Leaves --
Jamesian --
Meat --
Cafeteria in Boston --
Nasturtium --
The Beautician. 'All Do Not All Things Well' --
The Man with Night Sweats --
In Time of Plague --
Lament --
Terminal --
Still Life --
The Reassurance --
Words for Some Ash --
Sacred Heart --
Her Pet --
Courtesies of the Interregnum --
To the Dead Owner of a Gym --
Memory Unsettled --
The J Car --
To a Dead Graduate Student --
The Missing --
Death's Door --
A Blank.
Other Titles: Poems
Responsibility: Thom Gunn.

Abstract:

The writer specializes in inventing the inner lives of historical and mythological figures, of which the poem "Jesus and his Mother" is an example: "Are you the boy I bore alone, / No doctor near to cut the cord? / I cannot reach to call you Lord, / Answer me as my only son."

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