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NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS

Paley, Grace

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ISBN 10: 0884480984 / ISBN 13: 9780884480983
Published by Gardiner Tilbury House (1992)., 1992
Hardcover
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Inscribed by the author. Fine in d/w. 1st edition. Binding is cl.sp.bds. Bookseller Inventory # 008008

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Title: NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS

Publisher: Gardiner Tilbury House (1992).

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: F.

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Poetry. " Grace Paley is a poet of great whimsy and wisdom. She is a teller of proverbs, she is funny and poignant, a writer of great power and great delicacy. She is one of our finest - and most original - poets. I love reading her" -Gerald Stern.

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More ruminations than poems, this volume encompasses many of the issues that Paley ( Enormous Changes at the Last Minute ) has been writing about for years in both her fiction and poetry: familial and cultural heritage, aging and the passing of time, various liberal causes to which she is attached, and the responsiblities of the poet to society. Because Paley seems more interested in ideas and ideals than in language and feeling, rarely does the imagery prompt an emotional response. Only when Paley resorts to nature as a metaphor for the cycle of existence is her poetry truly affecting. In "Fear" she writes: "I am afraid of nature / because of nature I am mortal / . . . I lived in the city for forty years / in this way I escaped fear." Paley has a keen sense for discerning human qualities in nature's creatures. An untitled poem comments on the blind enthusiasm of youth: "A bee! / drowning in / a wild rose / flat on its / round back / kicking / too young to / use love for / health and / enrichment." Ultimately, these poems convey a wise sensibility that, although not always moving, is often probing and provocative.
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