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The Annals of Chile

Muldoon, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0374524564 / ISBN 13: 9780374524562
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: The Annals of Chile

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

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The Annals of Chile, Paul Muldoon's first book of new poetry since the acclaimed Madoc: A Mystery (1991), confirms the widely held view that he is the most talented poet of his generation. The heart of the book is the long poem "Yarrow", in which all Muldoon's powers of insight and wordplay and surprising association are on exuberant display. Evoking the 1960s, the poet conjures up a boundless historical present peopled at once by Davy Crockett and Tristan Tzara and Wild Bill Hickok, by Maud Gonne and Michael Jackson, all brought swiftly and vividly to life by his fantastical imagination. The book also contains a group of shorter poems, including "The Birth", a delicate lyric which celebrates the arrival of a baby daughter; "Incantata", a powerful elegy to a former lover; and Muldoon's inspired adaptation of an episode from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Art, Muldoon writes, "builds from pain, from misery, from a deep-seated hurt / a monument to the human heart"; and here, out of strong emotion, in memorable language, Muldoon has once again fashioned rich and vital poetry.

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Winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, The Annals of Chile confirms Paul Muldoon's stature as one of t....

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