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Ten Commandments

McClatchy, J.D.

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ISBN 10: 0375401377 / ISBN 13: 9780375401374
Published by New York: Knopf, 1998
Condition: As New Hardcover
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First edition. Red boards with black backstrip and silver titles on spine. AS NEW. INSCRIBED by the poet on the 1/2-title page in the year of publication and SIGNED on the title page. In a complete, NEAR FINE DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 114103

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Title: Ten Commandments

Publisher: New York: Knopf

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Ten Commandments is a book-length sequence of poems that plot the rules we were raised on, rules we forget but can't evade. Here is the whole underworld of desire, its tasks and perversions. Here are the iron laws and the way the heart is shaped by them, even as it prefers betrayal, adultery, murder, or greed. J. D. McClatchy draws on intimate authobiographical details, and on a range of historical incidents that includes an eerie account of Proust in a brothel and a chilling glimpse of Eichmann in Argentina. Sideshow freaks, snipers in Vietnam, Auden's dictionary, whirling dervishes, motel and mammogram, slave and saint--this book is a cabinet of moral curiosities, a collage of emotional astonishments.

When McClatchy's previous book, The Rest of the Way, was published in 1990, he was given an Award in Literature by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, whose citation concluded, "it may be that no more eloquent poet will emerge in his American generation."

With Ten Commandments, there can be no question of his mastery. Here is that rare eloquence indeed, charged with passion and raised to a remarkable new power.

About the Author:

J. D. McClatchy is the author of three earlier books of poems: Scenes from Another Life (1981), Stars Principal (1986), and The Rest of the Way (1990). His literary essays are collected in White Paper (1989) and Twenty Questions (1998). He has edited a number of books, including The Vintage Book of Contemporary Poetry (1996). He has written four opera libretti, most recently Emmeline for Tobias Picker, commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera. He is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and since 1991 has been editor of The Yale Review.

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