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Author: Theodore Roethke; Edward Hirsch
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Series: American poets project.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[In this volume, the editor offers Theodore Roethke's] selection and introduction illuminate the daring and intensity of a poet who, in poems such as "My Papa's Waltz" and "The Lost Son," reached back into the abyss of childhood in an attempt to wrest self-knowledge out of memory. This gathering of Roethke's works also includes several of his poems for children, and a generous sampling from his notebook writings,  Read more...
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Named Person: Theodore Roethke
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Roethke; Edward Hirsch
OCLC Number: 60568963
Notes: Originally published: New York : Library of America, ©2005.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: From Opera House (1941) --
Open House --
The Premonition --
Mid-Country Blow --
The Heron --
The Bat --
"Long Live the Weeds" --
On the Road to Woodlawn --
Highway: Michigan --
Night Journey --
From the Lost Son and Other Poems (1948) --
Cuttings --
Cuttings: later --
Root Cellar --
Forcing House --
Weed Puller --
Orchids --
Moss-Gathering --
Big Wind --
Old Florist --
Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze --
Transplanting --
Child on Top of a Greenhouse --
Flower Dump --
Carnations --
My Papa's Waltz --
Pickle Belt --
Dolor --
Double Feature --
The Return --
Night Crow --
River Incident --
The Minimal --
The Waking --
The Lost Son --
The Long Alley --
A Field of Light --
The Shape of the Fire --
From Praise to the End! (1951) --
Where Knock Is Open Wide --
I need, I Need --
Praise to the End! --
Unfold! Unfold! --
I Cry, Love! Love! --
From The Waking (1953) --
O, Thou Opening, O --
A Light Breather --
Elegy for Jane --
From Four for Sir John Davies: The Dance --
The Waking --
From Words for the Wind (1958) Words for the Wind --
I Knew a Woman --
The Sententious Man --
The Pure Fury --
The Surly One --
The Beast --
A Walk in Late Summer --
Snake --
Slug --
From Meditations of an Old Woman: First Meditation --
From the Far Field (1964) --
North American Sequence --
The Longing --
Meditation at Oyster River --
Journey to the Interior --
The Long Waters --
The Far Field --
The Rose --
Elegy --
Otto --
The Meadow Mouse --
Heard in a Violent Ward --
The Geranium --
The Storm --
The Thing --
From Sequence, Sometimes Metaphysical --
In a Dark Time --
The Sequel --
The Right Thing --
Poems for Children --
Dinky --
The Cow --
The Serpent --
The Sloth --
The Lady and the Bear --
The Kitty-Cat Bird --
The Whale --
The Yak --
The Donkey --
The Hippo --
The Lamb --
The Lizard --
From the Notebooks.
Series Title: American poets project.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Theodore Roethke ; Edward Hirsch, editor.

Abstract:

[In this volume, the editor offers Theodore Roethke's] selection and introduction illuminate the daring and intensity of a poet who, in poems such as "My Papa's Waltz" and "The Lost Son," reached back into the abyss of childhood in an attempt to wrest self-knowledge out of memory. This gathering of Roethke's works also includes several of his poems for children, and a generous sampling from his notebook writings, offering a glimpse of the poet at work with the raw materials of language and ideas.-Dust jacket.

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