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Lay back the darkness : poems

Author: Edward Hirsch
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Edward Hirsch's sixth collection is a descent into the darkness of middle age, narrated with exacting tenderness.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Hirsch
ISBN: 0375710027 9780375710025
OCLC Number: 60677347
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book ..."--T.p. vesrso.
Description: viii, 73 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I am going to start living like a mystic --
The desire manuscripts --
The craving --
The ravishment --
What the goddess can do --
The sentence --
In the mourning fields --
After all the orphic enchantments --
The regret --
The widening sky --
My first theology lesson --
Lay back the darkness --
Reading Isaac Babel's diary on the lower east side --
Yahrzeit candle --
The magic mirror --
Work song --
Wheeling my father through the Alzheimer's ward --
My father's childhood --
Dates --
The horizontal line --
The evanescence --
Two suitcases of children's drawings from Terezin, 1942-1944 --
Under a wild green fig tree --
The Hades sonnets --
Self-portrait as Persephone --
Franz Marc's lost painting Orpheus with the animals (1907-1908) --
The forgetfulness chair --
The Asphodel Meadows --
Self-portrait as Eurydice --
Self-portrait as Eurydice II --
Self-portrait as Eurydice III --
To Demeter --
Self-portrait as Hades and Persephone --
Voyage.
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Edward Hirsch's sixth collection is a descent into the darkness of middle age, narrated with exacting tenderness.

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