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PRESENT (AUTHOR SIGNED)

Corn, Alfred

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ISBN 10: 1887178317 / ISBN 13: 9781887178310
Published by Counterpoint, Washington DC, 1997
Condition: Fine+ Hardcover
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Title: PRESENT (AUTHOR SIGNED)

Publisher: Counterpoint, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Richard Howard, one of our most difficult to please literary critics, writes that Alfred Corn's poetry is accessible and bold, without simplification. It is, he goes on to say, "The gossip of the gods!" In "Parallels," Corn imagines two mirrors facing one another: "Each, in mirroring mirroring in each, / Reflects contrary counterfeits of truth, / A glass-green emptiness in shrinking frames. / Contempt? It's nothing but reversed self-loathing. / Imagine, instead, an act of conciliation, / Someone recalling how much there was to praise." The richness of the image (I've been mulling it over for a while now) and all that it suggests about projections and reflections, typifies Corn's subtle sophistication. "A Marriage in the Nineties" is funny and tender, "After Neruda" is elemental and vivid, and "Stepson Elegy" is beautiful in its honest, halting way.

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