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Knopf Poetry Series #0025: Gold Cell

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Publisher Comments:

A new collection by the much praised poet whose second book THE DEAD AND THE LIVING, was both the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983 and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Review:

"[The poet] enters with an unusual savagery into the familiar arena of Oedipal strife that has been so central to American poetry since mid-century... Her poems characteristically start slowly, almost in prose, then develop a wild and messy energy that builds into propulsive rhythms and lines that spillover onto each other so fast the reader risks missing words, connections. This slambang action usually culminates in something like a punch line that lifts the reader out of the poem. The risk, of course, is that the reader will have been knocked out of the poem much earlier, maybe repelled by the brutality, but more likely exhausted out of intensity. Habitual shocks tend to deaden, and after we've read 20 to 30 poems with penises in them, functioning, detached or semidetached, we may grow insensitive to the extraordinary physicality of the poet's vision. But some of the emotional power is restored in Sharon Olds' poems of the father... The power of Miss Olds' physical imagination [also] allows her a striking childbirth poem, 'The Moment the Two Worlds Meet.'" Anthony Libby, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394747705
Editor:
Quinn, Alice
Author:
Quinn, Alice
Author:
Olds, Sharon
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Knopf Poetry Series
Series Volume:
0025
Publication Date:
19870231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.42x5.82x.34 in. .34 lbs.

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"Review" by , "[The poet] enters with an unusual savagery into the familiar arena of Oedipal strife that has been so central to American poetry since mid-century... Her poems characteristically start slowly, almost in prose, then develop a wild and messy energy that builds into propulsive rhythms and lines that spillover onto each other so fast the reader risks missing words, connections. This slambang action usually culminates in something like a punch line that lifts the reader out of the poem. The risk, of course, is that the reader will have been knocked out of the poem much earlier, maybe repelled by the brutality, but more likely exhausted out of intensity. Habitual shocks tend to deaden, and after we've read 20 to 30 poems with penises in them, functioning, detached or semidetached, we may grow insensitive to the extraordinary physicality of the poet's vision. But some of the emotional power is restored in Sharon Olds' poems of the father... The power of Miss Olds' physical imagination [also] allows her a striking childbirth poem, 'The Moment the Two Worlds Meet.'"
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