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Desire

Author: Frank Bidart
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Frank Bidart's new collection of poems, the encounter with desire is the encounter with destiny. The first half contains some of Bidart's most luminous and intimate work: its range is as wide as its unifying theme is specific. Here are lyrics of heartbreaking directness and candor, including poems about the art of writing, Eros, and the desolations and mirror of history (in a spectacular narrative based on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Bidart
ISBN: 0374138249 9780374138240
OCLC Number: 36446928
Notes: Poetry.
Description: 61 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: As the eye to the sun --
Love incarnate --
Overheard through the walls of the invisible city --
Adolescence --
Catullus: excrucior --
Borges and I --
Homo faber --
In memory of Joe Brainard --
The yoke --
Lady bird --
If I could mourn like a mourning dove --
The return --
A coin for Joe, with the image of a horse; c. 350-325 BC --
The second hour of the night.
Responsibility: Frank Bidart.

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In Frank Bidart's new collection of poems, the encounter with desire is the encounter with destiny. The first half contains some of Bidart's most luminous and intimate work: its range is as wide as its unifying theme is specific. Here are lyrics of heartbreaking directness and candor, including poems about the art of writing, Eros, and the desolations and mirror of history (in a spectacular narrative based on Tacitus). The second half of the book extends the overt lyricism of the opening section into even more ambitious territory -- "The Second Hour of the Night" may be Bidart's most profound and complex meditation on the illusion of will, his most seductive dramatic poem to date.

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