Signed by Sharon Olds. A review copy with a slip laid in. Nice copy. Tight and square. Clean. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The Father is a sequence of poems, a daughter’s vision of a father’s illness and death. It chronicles these events in a connected narrative, from the onset of the illness to reflections in the years after the death. The book is, most of all, a series of acts of understanding. The poems are impelled by a passion to know, and a freedom to follow wherever the truth may lead. The book goes into area of feeling and experience rarely entered in poetry.
The ebullient language, the startling, far-reaching images, the sense of extraordinary connectedness seize us immediately. Sharon Olds transforms a harsh reality with truthfulness, with beauty, with humor—and without bitterness.
The deep pain in The Father arises from a death, and from understanding a life. But there is joy as well. In the end, we discover we have been reading not a grim accounting but an inspiriting tragedy, transcending the personal. The radiance and daring that have always distinguished Sharon Old’s work find here their most powerful expression.
About the Author: Sharon Olds was born in 1942, in San Francisco, and educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. Her first book of poems, Satan Says (1980), received the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award. Her second, The Dead and the Living, was both the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983 and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. She teaches poetry workshops in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and in the N.Y.U. workshop program at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York. More recently she was awarded the Walt Whitman Citation for Merit by the New York State Writers Institute of the State University of New York. The citation officially invested her with the title of New York State Poet for 1998-2000.
Title: The Father (SIGNED)
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library book in good condition with typical stamps and markings. Pages are clean and the binding is tight. *NOTE* Stock photo may not represent the actual book for sale. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000451115
Book Description Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0679411275
Book Description PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Poetry>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978067941127701. Bookseller Inventory # 02978067941127701
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Book Description Alfred a Knopf, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. Hard bound in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor wear, otherwise in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 42367
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Two creases in one of the endpapers else fine in a near fine dustwrapper with a lightly sunned spine. Bookseller Inventory # 308365
Book Description Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. Red cloth covered boards, gilt title on spine, 79 pages. Book is clean and minimally worn. Text is clean. Faintly worn dust jacket protected in clear archival cover. Scans available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. Bookseller Inventory # 037688
Book Description Knopf 1992-04-28, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st. 0679411275. Bookseller Inventory # 589162
Book Description Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020679411275
Book Description KNOPF., NY, 1992. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Near fine in a Nj. dj. (Pink top stain faintly mottled. Faint horizontal crease at head of front cover of dj.) Poet's 4th book. (B). Bookseller Inventory # 26955