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Oblique Prayers: New Poems with 14 Translations from Jean Joubert (SIGNED)

Levertov, Denise

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ISBN 10: 0811209091 / ISBN 13: 9780811209090
Published by New Directions, 1984
Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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SIGNED by Denise Levertov on the title page, not on a bookplate, but directly on the page (without any inscriptions to anyone). ; Tight, clean and crisp. A gently read book in excellent condition. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not ex-library. ; Oblique Prayers: New Poems with 14 Translations from Jean Joubert. ; 7.94 X 5.24 X 0.29 inches; 87 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 25620

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Title: Oblique Prayers: New Poems with 14 ...

Publisher: New Directions

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Over the years, Denise Levertov's poetry has moved ever more deeply into the realm of meditation, while yet speaking with the familiar voice of "the poet in the world."

Oblique Prayers is arranged in four thematic sections that, taken together, work toward a mature philosophy in equal harmony with public activism and private reflection. A personal mood links the poems of “Decipherings.” In “Prisoners," the poet addresses the continuing horrors of our dark time: genocide, imperialism, impending nuclear holocaust––human degradation in brutal political guise. Levertov is an accomplished translator. With "Fourteen Poems by Jean Joubert," she introduces English-speaking readers to a contemporary French poet whose work is remarkably akin to her own. "Of God and of the Gods," the final section of the book, is informed by a transcendent lyricism that can equate in a breath "a day of spring, a needle's eye."

About the Author:

Denise Levertov (1923-1997) was a British born American poet. She wrote and published 20 books of poetry, criticism, translations. She also edited several anthologies. Among her many awards and honors, she received the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Frost Medal, the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Lannan Award, a grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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