The Night Abraham Called to the Stars

Bly , Robert

Published by HarperCollins, 2001
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Signed by Bly on title page and includes a long handwritten inscription (2004) to Deborah by Blys close friend John from Mpls who spent time with Robert Bly in a NYC jail in 1967 protesting the Vietnam War and a heartfelt loose typed letter by the same John to same Deborah. Magnificent combo. Awesome poetry book. Bookseller Inventory #

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Accepting the powerful models that Islamic poetry, including the poetry of Rumi and Hãfez, provide, the National Book Award -- winning poet Robert Bly transmutes the ghazal from into a stunning series of poems.

In The Night Abraham Called to the Stars, Robert Bly offers Western readers the opportunity to experience the thrilling leaps that the ghazal form allows. In the ghazal, each stanza is an independent poem, so the writer is able to shift landscapes. One stanza may be biographical, the next may have a reference to myth, the next a meditation on conscience.

In these poems, the reader will find many references to our own cultural past, as in Sir Isaac Newton, Gustav Mahler, ZLord Tennyson, Francis Bacon, and Madame Bovary, figures who belong to our intellectual history. The poems bring something startling and new. Merging wildness and a beautiful formality, The Night Abraham Called to the Stars is Robert Bly's greates volume of poetry and ensures his reputation as one of the major poets of our era.

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Robert Bly's books of poetry include The Night Abraham Called to the Stars and My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy. His awards include the National Book Award for poetry and two Guggenheims. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Title: The Night Abraham Called to the Stars
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2001
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