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Ammons, A. R.

ISBN 10: 0393040968 / ISBN 13: 9780393040968
Published by New York W. W. Norton and Company (1997)., 1997
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Publisher's promotional sheets laid-in. Fine in fine d/w. 1st edition. Binding is cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 005346

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Title: GLARE

Publisher: New York W. W. Norton and Company (1997).

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: F.

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"Glare is a high-energy, relentlessly self-aware collision with the whole of life."―Albert Mobilio, Salon

A superb long poem by the contemporary master of the form, Glare comprises two sections, "Strip" and "Scat Scan." The poem demonstrates, yet again, why A. R. Ammons's poetic voice is a national treasure: by turns cosmic, self-inflating, self-deflating, eloquent, intimate, bawdy, comic, precise―and always unmistakably his own.


Harold Bloom, one of this country's most respected literary critics, has this to say: "No contemporary poet, in America, is likelier to become a classic than A. R. Ammons." With Glare, Ammons once again has proven himself a master of the long poem, the short line, and a deep and sympathetic humor in the face of life's absurdities. Ammons wants you to understand that your life, and the lives of those you love, would mean nothing to any of the sizable meteors that could crash into the earth at any time, killing us all, but he doesn't stop there. The cosmic game is stunningly vast, he writes, and, after all "it is / nice to be included, especially from / so minor a pew: please turn, in yr / hymnals, to page 'archie carrying on / again' ..." Ammons is a great poet not content to rest on his laurels.

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