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Ron Padgett - Collected Poems

Ron Padgett - Collected Poems( )
Author: Padgett, Ron
Sachs, Nelly
Publication Date:Dec 2013
Publisher:Coffee House Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $79.99
Book Description:

Gathering the work of more than fifty years, Ron Padgett's Collected Poems is the record of one of the most dynamic careers in twentieth-century American poetry. Padgett's poems reverberate with his reading and friendships, from Andrew Marvell to Woody Guthrie and Kenneth Koch. Wry, insightful, and direct, they offer readers the rewards of his endless curiosity and generous spirit.

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When I wake up earlier than you and youare...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):17.78 x 25.4 x 4.953 cm
Book Weight:1.45 Kilograms
Author Biography
Padgett, Ron (Author)
Nelly Sachs was born into a secular Jewish family in Berlin. She conceived the ambition to become a writer as a young woman, but her early publications attracted hardly any attention. After the rise to power of Hitler, she witnessed the terrible fate of her fellow Jews. Only the intervention of the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlof enabled her to leave for Stockholm and escape being sent to a concentration camp. In exile, as she tried to come to terms with the traumatic events of the recent past, she developed the unique poetic idiom for which she is famous. Individual experience hardly seems to exist at all in her poetry, as personal life blends into the mythic story of humanity, especially of her Jewish ancestors. Hans Magnus Enzensberger has written, "The oeuvre of Nelly Sachs is great and mysterious, two attributes that literary criticism has few occasions to apply to poetry these days." 020

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