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Passing through : the later poems, new and selected

Author: Stanley Kunitz
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Marking the year of his ninetieth birthday, one of the masters of contemporary poetry presents his ninth collection. Stanley Kunitz, recipient of both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes, here gathers a rich selection of his work, including new poems that remind us of his prefatory statement: "Art is that chalice into which we pour the wine of transcendence." Nearly all the poems of his later years, beginning with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Kunitz
ISBN: 039303870X 9780393038705 0393316157 9780393316155
OCLC Number: 31970108
Awards: National Book Award Winner, 1995
Description: 175 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Journal for My Daughter --
An Old Cracked Tune --
The Portrait --
The Magic Curtain --
After the Last Dynasty --
The Illumination --
Robin Redbreast --
River Road --
Summer Solstice (Mandelstam) --
Tristia (Mandelstam) --
The Mound Builders --
The Customs Collector's Report --
The Gladiators --
The System --
Around Pastor Bonhoeffer --
Bolsheviks (Stolzenberg) --
Three Floors --
The Flight of Apollo --
King of the River --
The Mulch --
Indian Summer at Land's End --
Cleopatra (Akhmatova) --
Dante (Akhmatova) --
Boris Pasternak (Akhmatova) --
The Artist --
The Testing-Tree --
The Game --
The Knot --
What of the Night? --
Quinnapoxet --
Words for the Unknown Makers --
The Catch --
The Crystal Cage --
Signs and Portents --
Firesticks --
The Lincoln Relics --
Meditations on Death (Ungaretti) --
The Quarrel --
The Unquiet Ones --
My Sisters --
Route Six --
The Layers --
The Snakes of September --
The Abduction --
Raccoon Journal --
The Old Darned Man --
The Scene --
The Image-Maker.
Responsibility: Stanley Kunitz.

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Nearly all the late poems of Stanley Kunits, including "The Testing-Tree" (1971), are included in this collection. In "Touch Me," the last poem, Kunitz propounds a question, "What makes the engine  Read more...

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One of America's great poets. Most poets dry up at 50. For him to be writing poems at 90 is just incredible. --Mark Strand"

 
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