Books for your bucks
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | June 8, 2015

    Owen Sheers: IMG Powell's Q&A: Owen Sheers



    Describe your latest book. I Saw a Man is a contemporary novel set between London, New York, Nevada, and Wales. The book opens with Michael Turner,... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      I Saw a Man

      Owen Sheers 9780385529075

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.50
List price: $16.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Burnside Poetry- A to Z

The Father

by

The Father Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Father is a sequence of poems, a daughter's vision of a father's illness and death. It chronicles these events in a connected narrative, from the onset of the illness to reflections in the years after the death. The book is, most of all, a series of acts of understanding. The poems are impelled by a passion to know and a freedom to follow wherever the truth may seem to lead. The book goes into areas of feeling and experience rarely entered in poetry. The ebullient language, the startling, far-reaching images, the sense of extraordinary connectedness seize us immediately. Sharon Olds transforms a harsh reality with truthfulness, with beauty, with humor--and without bitterness. The deep pain in The Father arises from a death, and from understanding a life. But there is joy as well. In the end, we discover we have been reading not a grim accounting but an inspiriting tragedy, transcending the personal. The radiance and daring that have always distinguished Sharon Olds' work find here their most powerful expression.

Synopsis:

I Follow in the Dust She Raises is a collection of deeply personal poems born from a life sharply observed. Martin takes readers from the mountains of the West to the shores of Alaska, as she delves into the rippling depth of childhood experiences, tracks the moments that change a life, and settles into the fine grooves of age.  Exploring the ties of family and grief, Martins unflinching poetry ripples with moments of extraordinary beauty plucked from what seem like ordinary lives.

About the Author

Linda Martin lives in Homer, Alaska, where she and her husband own and operate a glass shop.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679740025
Author:
Olds, Sharon
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Author:
Martin, Linda
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Death -- Poetry.
Subject:
Fathers and daughters -- Poetry.
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
University of Alaska Press - The Alaska Literary Series
Series Volume:
1057
Publication Date:
20150315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
60
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Martin; And, Meditations on the... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  3. American Poets Continuum #68: Book... Used Trade Paper $8.50
  4. Dream Work
    Used Trade Paper $8.00
  5. Moon Is Always Female Used Trade Paper $3.95
  6. Primer for Blacks New Trade Paper $4.00

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

The Father Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.50 In Stock
Product details 60 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780679740025 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
I Follow in the Dust She Raises is a collection of deeply personal poems born from a life sharply observed. Martin takes readers from the mountains of the West to the shores of Alaska, as she delves into the rippling depth of childhood experiences, tracks the moments that change a life, and settles into the fine grooves of age.  Exploring the ties of family and grief, Martins unflinching poetry ripples with moments of extraordinary beauty plucked from what seem like ordinary lives.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.