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Nakedness, Death, and the Number Zero

Poems

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Kurzbeschreibung

The critically acclaimed poet and translator Brooks Haxton embraces life, from our naked beginnings to the first signs of middle age and beyond, in this inviting collection of poems. The book opens with the dramatic birth of twins, and speaks in the intimate voice of a husband, father, and poet. Diverse products of the imagination pass through Haxtons generous mindthe mysterious number zero, Miltons Lycidas, nuclear technologyeven as he captures the humor and pathos of the everyday. In these brief, exquisite lyrics, meditations, and short stories in verse, he immerses his reader in the heat of teenage rivalry and friendship, the tender comedy of sex, and the amazements of the natural world. Here, from a book indelible in its language and feeling, are the last few lines:My daughters my twin girls say Ba for birdfor book for bottleBa: in Egypt,bird with a human head, the soul.They wake and wake their mother. Ba!They point into the dark. Ba, Ba! they say,and back to nursing weary in her arms.From the Hardcover edition.

Details

Titel: Nakedness, Death, and the Number Zero
Autoren/Herausgeber: Brooks Haxton

ISBN/EAN: 9780307488565

Seitenzahl: 96
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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