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God's Mistress (Harper Colophon Books) Galvin, James

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ISBN 10: 0060911468 / ISBN 13: 9780060911461
Condition: Collectible; Good Soft cover
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SIGNED 1st Edition. 1984 Harper & Row Softcover Signed by Galvin on Half-title page. Very good overall condition. No underlining, etc., NOT EX-LIBRARY. (B). Bookseller Inventory # 0323H303713

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Title: God's Mistress (Harper Colophon Books) ...

Binding: Jan 01, 1984

Book Condition:Collectible; Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In sound and in substance the thirty-eight poems in this collection are truly in the American grain - specific to the high valleys, the wind battered prairies and peaks of the Mountain States. "Where I live," Galvin writes, "distance is the primal fact." Yet these poems are close ups, portraits in depth of the men and women in the small towns, on the scattered farms and ranches, whose lives, speech, deaths have been forged by the harsh beauty of the country they pit themselves against. "There is no philosophy of death where I live/Only philosophies of suffering." In the service of these people and these places Galvin brings an impeccable ear, superior craft, and the unsentimental tenderness of the authentic poet.

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Above Half Moon
After The Papago
Almost Noon
Anthropology
Dark Angel
Drift Fence
Explication Of An Imaginary Text
For Our Better Graces
Fragments Written While Traveling...a Midwestern Heat Wave
Girl On The Pier
Hematite Lake
High Plains Rag
The Importance Of Green
The Last Man's Club
Leaving The Tilted City
Little Anthem
Misericord
Old Men On The Courthouse Lawn, Murray, Kentucky
On Sharing What We Never Had
A Poem From The Edge Of America
Practice
Rendezvous
Sara
Scrimshaw
A Second Time
Sempiternal
Shadow-casting
Snowherd
Still Here
They Haven't Heard The West Is Over
Three Sonnets
To See The Stars In Daylight
Upland Birds
Virga
Water Table
Watershed
What Holds Them Apart
Whistle
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