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The dead and the living : poems

Author: Sharon Olds
Publisher: New York : Knopf, ©1983
Series: Knopf poetry series, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Olds
ISBN: 0394715632 9780394715636
OCLC Number: 29535874
Notes: "The Lamont poetry selection for 1983"--Cover.
Awards: Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award (Poetry) 1984
Description: x, 80 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Poems for the Dead --
I Public --
Ideographs 5 --
Photograph of the Girl 6 --
Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921 7 --
Portrait of a Child 8 --
Nevsky Prospekt 9 --
The Death of Marilyn Monroe 10 --
The Issues 11 --
Aesthetics of the Shah 12 --
Things That Are Worse Than Death 13 --
II Private --
The Guild 17 --
Grandmother Love Poem 18 --
The Eye 19 --
Birthday Poem for My Grandmother 20 --
Of All the Dead That Have Come to Me, This Once 21 --
Farewell Poem 22 --
The Winter After Your Death 24 --
Miscarriage 25 --
The End 26 --
Best Friends 27 --
Absent One 28 --
Part 2 Poems for the Living --
I The Family --
Possessed 33 --
The Victims 34 --
The Forms 35 --
The Departure 36 --
Burn Center 37 --
The Ideal Father 38 --
Fate 40 --
My Father Snoring 41 --
The Moment 42 --
My Father's Breasts 43 --
The Takers 44 --
The Pact 45 --
The Derelict 46 --
Late Speech with My Brother 47 --
The Elder Sister 48 --
II The Men --
The Connoisseuse of Slugs 51 --
Poem to My First Lover 52 --
New Mother 53 --
The Line 54 --
The Fear of Oneself 55 --
Poem to My Husband from My Father's Daughter 56 --
Sex Without Love 57 --
Ecstasy 58 --
III The Children --
Exclusive 61 --
Six-Year-Old Boy 62 --
Eggs 63 --
Size and Sheer Will 64 --
For My Daughter 65 --
Rite of Passage 66 --
Relinquishment 67 --
Son 68 --
Pre-Adolescent in Spring 69 --
Blue Son 70 --
Pajamas 71 --
The Killer 72 --
The Sign of Saturn 73 --
Armor 74 --
35/10 75 --
The Missing Boy 76 --
Bread 77 --
Bestiary 78 --
The One Girl at the Boys' Party 79 --
The Couple 80.
Series Title: Knopf poetry series, 13.
Responsibility: by Sharon Olds.

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