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The Rain in the Trees: Poems

Merwin, W.S.

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ISBN 10: 0394570391 / ISBN 13: 9780394570396
Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Inscribed & signed by Merwin on half-title page. Fine in fine DJ. 78 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 6393JESA

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Title: The Rain in the Trees: Poems

Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Poems deal with spring, trees, city life, the past, dreams, farms, childhood, rain, travel, insects, superstition, and language

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vent -- a new volume of poems by one of the masters of modern poetry -- The Rain in the Trees is W. S. Merwin's first book since the publication five years ago of his Opening the Hand.

Almost no other poet of our time has been able to voice in so subtle a fashion such a profound series of comments on the passing of history over the contemporary scene. To do this, he seems to have reinvented the poem -- so that the experience of reading Merwin is unlike the reading of any other poetry. In such famous books as The Lice, The Moving Target and (most recently) Opening the Hand, he has produced a body of work of great profundity and power made from the simplest and most beautiful poetic speech.

The poems in this new book are concerned with intimacy and wholeness, and are made of the relations with people, with places, past and present, and with history and how the world endures it.

Merwin can now rightfully be called a master, and this book shows in every way why this

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