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Descartes' loneliness

Author: Allen R Grossman
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Descartes in the title of Allen Grossman's long-awaited new book is the great figure of philosophy, but also refers to all persons insofar as we are discovering the world and must think of it on our own. Grossman's poems interrogate the one world and one life given to us, philosopher and poet alike, blending the comic and tragic."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen R Grossman
ISBN: 9780811217118 0811217116
OCLC Number: 145944637
Notes: "A New Directions paperbook original (NDP1093)"--Title page verso.
Description: 64 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Descartes' lonliness --
Shipfitters --
Wash day --
A day's work --
The Caedmon room --
Winter at the seashore --
Timor Mortis, Inc., A switchboard memory --
City of David --
The invention of night --
The lending library --
You will be wrapped in silk --
A long romance --
You have beautiful hair, Irene --
I am that I am --
"Warble, " says the bird --
The famished dead --
Treason --
A kiss for you --
A Gust of wind --
Lost, lost --
My radiant eye --
Rain on a still pond --
Abide with me, fast falls the eventide ... --
Port Sunlight --
Vocation the third dream --
How the immense cathedral fell --
The sun does not begin the day --
At sunset --
The Black Tower --
Splendor --
Votre Altesse.
Responsibility: Allen Grossman.
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"The Descartes in the title of Allen Grossman's long-awaited new book is the great figure of philosophy, but also refers to all persons insofar as we are discovering the world and must think of it on our own. Grossman's poems interrogate the one world and one life given to us, philosopher and poet alike, blending the comic and tragic."--Jacket.

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