A Short History of the Shadow: Poems

by Charles Wright

Paperback, 2003

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2003)

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Luminous new poems from one who "has long been a poet of gorgeous description" --William Logan,The New Criterion Landscape, as Wang Wei says, softens the sharp edges of isolation. Don't just do something, sit there. And so I have, so I have, the seasons curling around me like smoke, Gone to the end of the earth and back without a sound.--from "Body and Soul II" This is Charles Wright's first collection of verse since the gathering, inNegative Blue, of his "Appalachian Book of the Dead," a trilogy of trilogies hailed "among the great long poems of the century" (James Longenbach,Boston Review). InA Short History of the Shadow, Wright's return to the landscapes of his early work finds his art resilient in a world haunted by death and the dead.… (more)

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English

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10228
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