The world of the ten thousand things : poems 1980 - 1990

by Charles Wright

Paper Book, 1990

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New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990

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"The World of Ten Thousand Things "gathers "The Southern Cross" (1981), "The Other Side of the River "(1984), "Zone Journals" (1988), and a new group of poems, "Xionia," into one volume, allowing us to see Wright's work of the past decade as, in essence, one long poem, a meditation on self, history, and the metaphysical that is among the most ambitious and resonant creations in contemporary American poetry.

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LibraryThing member Jambyfool
Why isn't Charles Wright's name on the lips of everyone who cares about language and being and the world? His poetry embodies immanence. It's a perpetual challenge, and I welcome its demands and delights.

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