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The education of desire

Author: William Dickey
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, ©1996.
Series: Wesleyan poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dickey's finest, a confrontation with death.

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dickey
ISBN: 081952235X 9780819522351 0819522368 9780819522368
OCLC Number: 34117195
Description: xiv, 69 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / W. D. Snodgrass --
The Metamorphoses (starting p. 1) --
1 Tribe from the Interior (starting p. 3) --
2 Danae (starting p. 4) --
3 The Idea of the Frontier (starting p. 5) --
4 What Took Place in the Wood (starting p. 6) --
5 Amazonas (starting p. 7) --
6 "Had I Been the Virgin Mary I Would Have Said No" (starting p. 8) --
7 Moons (starting p. 9) --
8 The Quest for the Holy Grail (starting p. 10) --
9 The Egoist (starting p. 11) --
10 Life Study (starting p. 12) --
11 David Dances Before Saul (starting p. 13) --
12 The Election of the Empress of San Francisco (starting p. 14) --
13 The Weather of This World (starting p. 15) --
14 Argument (starting p. 16) --
15 And I Tiresias Have Experienced All (starting p. 17) --
16 The Birthmark of the World on the World's Forehead (starting p. 18) --
17 In the Guano Islands (starting p. 19) --
18 Monarch Butterflies (starting p. 20) --
The Hour Between Dog and Wolf (starting p. 21) --
The Arrival of the Titanic (starting p. 27) --
Plum (starting p. 28) --
The Frog Footman and the Fish Footman (starting p. 29) --
Chants (starting p. 30) --
Bungee Jumping (starting p. 33) --
The Troll King (starting p. 35) --
Hootali Ajignat (starting p. 39) --
Large and Begrudging (starting p. 40) --
The Bone Pit (starting p. 41) --
Post-Modernism (starting p. 45) --
Spam (starting p. 46) --
Eleanor and Aquitaine, Marie of Champagne, Courtly Love and the Troubadours (starting p. 48) --
My Sweet Undertaker: A Blues (starting p. 53) --
The Death of John Berryman (starting p. 54) --
Roses (starting p. 55) --
Evening (starting p. 57) --
The Education of Desire (starting p. 59) --
1 "The archipelago at first light..." (starting p. 59) --
2 Aubade (starting p. 59) --
3 Margins (starting p. 60) --
4 The River Crossing (starting p. 61) --
5 "Immense I under..." (starting p. 61) --
6 Woodland (starting p. 62) --
7 "Corms, tubers, dry..." (starting p. 63) --
8 "I was among the company that lost its way..." (starting p. 63) --
9 "Arguing, in a cell of the old library..." (starting p. 64) --
10 Earthquake, Volcano (starting p. 65) --
11 Promenade des Anglais (starting p. 66) --
12 "On the white road..." (starting p. 67) --
Acknowledgments (starting p. 69)
Series Title: Wesleyan poetry.
Responsibility: William Dickey.

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"Here is one of the most fully textured and searing voices of our time. These poems, diverse in method and music, issue a passionate challenge to mortality and to loss of feeling and memory. Read Read more...

 
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