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The Figured Wheel : New and Collected Poems, 1966-1996

Pinsky, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0374154937 / ISBN 13: 9780374154936
Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1996
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Very Good/Very Good (197) SIGNED BY AUTHOR in bookplate dedication to Boston U class of 1997. . Bookseller Inventory # 197

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Title: The Figured Wheel : New and Collected Poems,...

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Unknown edition

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Brings together four previous books of poetry--including Sadness and Happiness and History of My Heart--with such new works as ""Avenue,"" ""City Elegies,"" ""Ginza Samba,"" and ""Impossible to Tell.""

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A collection of poems from one of America's most innovative poets, The Figured Wheel illustrates Pinsky's knack for recovering some of the pleasures of prose--storytelling, humor, the rich texture of a world filled with people and ideas--for poetry. In "The Night Game," he recalls himself as a child imagining a Jewish southpaw, "Even more gifted/ Than Whitey Ford" who refuses to pitch on Yom Kippur. In "The New Saddhus," he imagines a multicultural assortment of middle-aged men, "Kurd, Celt, Marxist, Rotarian," setting out on a mysterious pilgrimage. Pinsky's writing gets at the depths of human experience, in which everything is always repeating, but is also always new.

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