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|Named Person:||Michael Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje|
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|ISBN:||0802037631 9780802037633 0802085431 9780802085436|
|Description:||219 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: 'the slight silver key' --
The dainty monsters: poetry of myth and evasion --
The man with seven toes: point blank --
Rat jelly: 'right to the end of an experience' --
There's a trick with a knife I'm learning to do: transition --
Canon I --
Secular love: it runs in the family --
Canon II --
Handwriting: the poetry of return --
Last word: Ondaatje on poetry.
Solecki suggests that Ondaatje's poetry can be seen as constituting a relatively unified personal canon that has evolved with each book building on its predecessor while simultaneously preparing the groundwork for the following volume.
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