New & Selected Poems, 1940-1986

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9780226750330: New & Selected Poems, 1940-1986
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Adam And Eve
Adult Bookstore
The Alphabet
And Now, The Weather
At Auden's Grave
Auto Wreck
The Back
Boy-man
Buick
A Calder
California Petrarchan
The Cathedral Bells
The Conscientious Objector
The Crucifix In The Filing Cabinet
A Cut Flower
The Dirty Word
The Dome Of Sunday
Drug Store
Essay On Chess
The Figurehead
The First Time
The Fly
Giantess
Girls Fighting, Broadway
Glass Poem
Grant's Tomb Revisited
Haircut
Homewreck
Hospital
The Humanities Building
I Am An Atheist Who Says His Prayers
Impact
The Intellectual
The Interlude
Israel
The Leg
Love For A Hand
Manhole Covers
Messias
Mongolian Idiot
My Grandmother
Nebraska
Necropolis
The New Ring
Nigger
Office Love
The Olive Tree
The Pigeons
Poet
Poet In Residence
Premises
The Progress Of Faust
Retirement
A Room In Rome
Scyros
Solipsism
The Spider Mums
Statue Of Liberty
The Synagogue
The Tingling Back
Tornado Warning
Travelogue For Exiles
The Twins
University
V-letter
Vietnam Memorial
Waitress
Washington Cathedral
The White Negress
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Scion of the Auden-Spender-MacNeice school of public poetry that came of age nearly half a century ago, Shapiro is a major American poet of a lost era who has been treated most unfairly by time and the whims of fashion. But the wonder and the value of this version of his selected poems, revised from the edition published a generation ago, are in its final but few, nearly perfect new poems. Here the poet-chronicler of World War II and postwar society in Americathat polished, elegant and smooth commentator on the hypocrisies, prejudices and delusions of our common lifebrings himself into our future with exact and telling descriptions of "Vietnam Memorial," "Retirement" and his elegy "At Auden's Grave." He rounds his own achievement. All the well-known Shapiro classics that precede these ultimate poems bleed their life and our history into their meaning. As for Auden's grave, Shapiro makes it into a symbol for the centuryits progress, its struggles, its conscience. This is not a redundant selection of Shapiro's poems. On the contrary, it is a completed one, full of compassion and purpose.
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