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Metaphysical dog

Author: Frank Bidart
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Reflects what the poet sees as fundamental in human feeling, what psychologists and mystics have called the "hunger for the Absloute"--A hunger as any physical hunger. This hunger must confront the elusiveness of the Absolute, our self-deluding, failed glimpses of it.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Bidart
ISBN: 9780374173616 0374173613
OCLC Number: 812252652
Notes: Poems.
Description: 113 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Metaphysical dog --
Writing "Ellen West" --
Like --
Those nights --
Name the bed --
Queer --
History --
Hunger for the absolute --
Defrocked --
He is Ava Gardner --
Mourn --
The enterprise is abandoned --
Janáček at seventy --
Threnody on the death of Harriet Smithson --
Dream of the book --
Inauguration day --
Race --
Glutton --
Whitman --
Three tattoos --
As you crave soul --
Things falling from great heights --
O ruin o haunted --
Plea and chastisement --
Martha Yarnoz Bidart Hall --
Late Fairbanks --
Against rage --
For the AIDS dead --
Tyrant --
Mouth --
Rio --
Presage --
Elegy for earth --
Of his bones are coral made --
Poem ending with a sentence by Heath Ledger --
Dream reveals in neon the great addictions --
Ganymede --
On this earth where no secure foothold is --
For an unwritten opera.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Frank Bidart.

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