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

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 & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed by the author on the title page, Hardcover, black paper covered boards, cloth spine, red foil lettering on spine, 304 pages. Bumping at spine ends light marking (spots) on fore edge, otherwise binding is straight and tight, book is bright and unmarked. Very good dust jacket bumped at spine ends, light edge wear, one very short tear on upper front corner, light scuffing, now in a new Mylar protective cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Bookseller Inventory # 55949

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

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

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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