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The undressing : poems

Author: Li-Young Lee
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Undressing is a tonic for spiritual anemia; it attempts to uncover things hidden since the dawn of the world. Short of achieving that end, these mysterious, unassuming poems investigate the human violence and dispossession increasingly prevalent around the world, as well as the horrors the poet grew up with as a child of refugees. Lee draws from disparate sources, including the Old Testament, the Dao De Jing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Li-Young Lee
ISBN: 9780393065435 039306543X
OCLC Number: 988289291
Description: 95 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: One (The undressing) --
Two (Spoken for ; I loved you before I was born ; Adore ; Ceremony of the intended ; Stolen good) --
Three (Our secret share ; Folding a five-cornered star so the corners meet ; God is burning ; Three words ; Love succeeding ; My swer accompanist ; Reading, counting, playing alone ; His loikeness ; Hidden hearing ; At the year's revolving door ; Leaving ; Eavesdropping at morning's sill ; The word from his song ; All about the birds) --
Four (Changing places in the fire ; Sandalwood).
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Li-Young Lee.

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Celebrated poet Li-Young Lee returns with a breathtaking new volume about the violence of desire and the peace of love.  Read more...

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"[Lee] presents breath-catching metaphysical equations in incantatory cadences that swing between earth and sky, flesh and holiness. . . . [An] exquisite, enthralling, and ringing call to wind, Read more...

 
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