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Hacker, Marilyn

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ISBN 10: 039303674X / ISBN 13: 9780393036749
Published by New York W.W. Norton & Co (1994)., 1994
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Signed by the poet. Ownership signature of a noted poet on endleaf. Fine in like d/w. 1st edition. Binding is cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 006420

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Publisher: New York W.W. Norton & Co (1994).

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: F.

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Poems deal with mortality, AIDS, cancer, aging, social indifference, and human relations


Marilyn Hacker's Winter Numbers is a meditation on death, a collection of painful poems in the wake of losing loved ones to AIDS and cancer. The numbers referred to here are the metronomic beats of passing time, the mile markers on life's journey, the months remaining in a doctor's grim prognosis. The only solace is in connection, as Hacker writes in Year's End: "Underneath the numbers, how lives are braided." Highly recommended for the mortal.

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