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Late in the Millennium: Poems

Digges, Deborah

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ISBN 10: 0394580672 / ISBN 13: 9780394580678
Published by Knopf, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Stated first edition. Her second book of poems. Tangerine cloth, gilt titles, blindstamp to front board, black topstain. Book very good plus with remainder mark to bottom edge, a few light spots. DJ also very good plus with slight rubbing. Scarce now. 46 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 9665

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Title: Late in the Millennium: Poems

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Poems deal with time, nature, travel, mortality, story-telling, parents, aging, science, and television

From Publishers Weekly:

This remarkable second collection by Digges ( Vesper Sparrows ) addresses with intelligence and tenderness the complex nature of love. Calling on fertile natural imagery, the poet advances an elegiac realism--one that combines both passion's desolation and its hopes. Yet the poems also reveal her rigorous analytical impulse, pressing to explore the thought that lies behind feeling. Considering the propensity to lose oneself in new love in "Circadian Rhythms," Digges asks, "But isn't it instinct's greatest vision / to extend what's possible, / to risk not coming back, / the way light, bending in water, disappearing, / wakes all the colors of earth?" She seeks to transcend the ordinary, yet without forfeiting a life in the world, and renders the quotidian with affection and faithfulness (in "The Rockettes," the speaker remembers her mother singing "to the cancan over our wild hurrahs"). By observing howpk suffering enriches, Digges's sharp eye captures the paradoxes of existence.
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