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The Game of Statues: Hollander, Martha

The Game of Statues

Hollander, Martha

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ISBN 10: 0871133695 / ISBN 13: 9780871133694
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1990
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Title: The Game of Statues

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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In a remarkableused to describe essays, above.eed/i changed above/stet here/pk first volume of poems, winner of the 1989 Walt Whitman Award, Hollander treats us to a highly imaginative array of manner and matter. She weaves tantalizing, curiously humorous narratives, as in "The Detective Examines the Body," where we follow, in Watsonian fashion, a sleuth from crime to solution. Her provocative work may begin in fantasy yet closes with sober reckonings: in "You, Me and the Thing," a threatening creature, "glittering and fanged," is revealed as "our very own." If otherworldly landscapes prevail here, they always serve to illuminate private dreams, as when the moon, seen through a telescope, becomes "the blank heart of our own lone eye." Even when Hollander writes of more conventional subjects--traveling in Europe, art, architecture--she sustains an exceptionally dramatic, often lushly romantic tone. Her poems finally strike us as similar to the Van Gogh canvas she describes in "In the Museum": "That thick stroke, here in life-giving yellow, / there in blue, parodies a caress / that pulls back even as it agitates / and arouses."
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