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Pity the beautiful : poems

Author: Dana Gioia
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pity the Beautiful is Dana Gioia?s first new poetry book in over a decade. Its emotional revelations and careful construction are hard won, inventive, and resilient. These new poems show Gioia?s craftsmanship at its finest, its most mature, as they make music, crack wise, remember the dead, and in a long, central poem even tell ghost stories."--Publisher's website.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Gioia
ISBN: 9781555976132 1555976131
OCLC Number: 793132540
Description: 73 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The present ; The angel with the broken wing ; Prophecy ; Reunion ; The road ; Shopping ; The lunatic, the lover, and the poet --
II. Prayer at winter solstice ; Finding a box of family letters ; The freeways considered as Earth gods ; Las animas / from the Italian of Mario Luzi ; Hunt / from the Italian of Mario Luzi ; The seven deadly sins ; Autumn inaugural ; Special treatments ward --
III. Haunted --
IV. Words for music. Pity the beautiful ; The heart of the matter ; Cold San Francisco ; Four songs from Tony Caruso's final broadcast ; Marketing department trio ; Maria Callas's aria ; Tony's last aria ; Final duet --
V. The apple orchard ; On the shore / from the Italian of Mario Luzi ; Being happy ; The coat ; The argument ; My love, don't believe / from the Italian of Bartolo Cattafi ; These little birds / from the Italian of Bartolo Cattafi ; After a line of Neruda ; Who's there? ; Starting over ; Majority.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: by Dana Gioia.

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"Pity the Beautiful is Dana Gioia?s first new poetry book in over a decade. Its emotional revelations and careful construction are hard won, inventive, and resilient. These new poems show Gioia?s craftsmanship at its finest, its most mature, as they make music, crack wise, remember the dead, and in a long, central poem even tell ghost stories."--Publisher's website.

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