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Poetry. Now back in print after more than 20 years, Michael Blumenthal's DAYS WE WOULD RATHER KNOW, originally published by Viking-Penguin and sold out in both of its original printings, was one of the most admired, and most influential, books of American poetry of the 1980's, and marked the auspicious continuation of one of the decade's most promising debuts. While different in scope, subject, and style, these seventy poems all body forth a central theme: that - as reality is dissatisfying and satisfaction elusive - hope is in itself an antidote, and possibility is always invigorating. "Love is rarely as exciting as the wish for love," writes Blumenthal; DAYS WE WOULD RATHER KNOW suggests that we are as fulfilled, as animated, by our longings as by the resolution of those wishes.

Synopsis:

Now back in print after more than 20 years, Michael Blumenthal's DaysWe Would Rather Know, originally published by Viking-Penguin and sold out in both its original printings, was one of the most admired, and most influential, books of American poetry of the l980s, and marked the auspicious continuation of one of the decade's most promising debuts. Of Michael Blumenthal's first book, Sympathetic Magic, Howard Nemerov said, "The last first book I remember as having this strangeness and distinction was called Harmonium."

About the Author

Michael Blumenthal holds the Darden Distinguished Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University. He is author of Dusty Angel (BOA, 1999), which won the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, as well as four other poetry books, one novel, one memoir, an essay collection, and translations of poems by Peter Kantor. Publications include The New Yorker, and Paris Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781929355242
Publisher:
Pleasure Boat Studio
Subject:
American - General
Author:
Blumenthal, Michael
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20050101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
118
Dimensions:
9.08x6.14x.34 in. .43 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

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Product details 118 pages Pleasure Boat Studio - English 9781929355242 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now back in print after more than 20 years, Michael Blumenthal's DaysWe Would Rather Know, originally published by Viking-Penguin and sold out in both its original printings, was one of the most admired, and most influential, books of American poetry of the l980s, and marked the auspicious continuation of one of the decade's most promising debuts. Of Michael Blumenthal's first book, Sympathetic Magic, Howard Nemerov said, "The last first book I remember as having this strangeness and distinction was called Harmonium."
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