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Great Ledge, The

Davison , Peter

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ISBN 10: 0679725970 / ISBN 13: 9780679725978
Published by Alfred A. Knopf September 9, 1989, 1989
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 59 pages. Spine slightly cocked. Else a very clean, tight copy. Record # 454502. Bookseller Inventory # 454502

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Title: Great Ledge, The

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf September 9, 1989

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Book by Davison, Peter

From Publishers Weekly:

Davison's ( Praying Wrong ) is a moral poetry, the embodiment of unwavering ethical commitment. Accomplished and powerful, the poems in his ninth collection--primarily narratives, some lyrics--are equally distinguished by his confident, lucid voice. Relying on the physical world for inspiration, the author's imagery is tactile and vivid, conveying effectively pleasure derived from nature: when describing with yearning the virtues of a peach, he explains, "I beseech you, peach, / clench me into the sweetness / of your reaches." However, Davison's vision of nature is a complex and even ominous one when he considers the casual destruction humans wreak on earth. Imagining life in some future time when the environment is even more ravaged, he is able to evoke it in a spirit of somber realism uniquely Davison's own: "If dark and thickness close upon our lungs / . . . we'll mourn like doves, repeating as we grieve / how carbon kept us whole--and though the whole / world turned to coal, then chiefly live."
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