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Publisher Comments:

These are poems about the charged spaces in which people live, about the interiors where seductions, quarrels, memories, and griefs occur. A marriage is a window for outward violence; a painted cup becomes a theater for a long love; in an ordinary room a mythic violation takes place.

Review:

"Vivid and passionate, if at times repetitive, Boland's 10th book of verse returns to familiar subjects: Irish landscapes, seascapes and townscapes, erotic passion and persistent anger between men and women, households that carry the weight of an unjust history, and Boland's own hopes to make that history clear. Boland (Against Love Poetry) pursues, in fierce, accessible free verse her sense that the personal is political. She also depicts a pathos in nature, using attractive lyrical symbols: 'the red-billed bird/ with swept-back wings always trying to/ arrive safely on the inch or so of cotton it/ might have occupied.' Elsewhere she describes the uneasiness of love: 'nothing is ever entirely/ right in the lives of those who love each other.' Though all her books invoke her Irish roots, this one is more self-consciously Irish than most: several poems address, or describe, Irish art, such as James Melton's 1765 engraving of a Dublin mansion. Boland links herself to a national past, even as she interrogates it on feminist and other grounds, and even as she turns to familial subjects: to her own memory, to advancing age, to questions any mother might ask, such as how to know 'what I have to leave behind, to give my daughters.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"A poet at the peak of her power . . . one of Ireland's greatest, and among the best writing in English anywhere."--

Synopsis:

A celebrated collection from "one of the finest and boldest poets of the last half century" (Poetry Review).

Synopsis:

These are poems about the charged spaces in which people live, about the interiors where seductions, quarrels, memories, and griefs occur. A marriage is a window for outward violence; a painted cup becomes a theater for a long love; in an ordinary room a mythic violation takes place.

About the Author

Eavan Boland's most recent book is New Collected Poems. She directs the creative writing program at Stanford University and splits her time between Stanford, California, and Dublin, Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393062410
Author:
Boland, Eavan
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.8 x 0.5 in 0.5 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Vivid and passionate, if at times repetitive, Boland's 10th book of verse returns to familiar subjects: Irish landscapes, seascapes and townscapes, erotic passion and persistent anger between men and women, households that carry the weight of an unjust history, and Boland's own hopes to make that history clear. Boland (Against Love Poetry) pursues, in fierce, accessible free verse her sense that the personal is political. She also depicts a pathos in nature, using attractive lyrical symbols: 'the red-billed bird/ with swept-back wings always trying to/ arrive safely on the inch or so of cotton it/ might have occupied.' Elsewhere she describes the uneasiness of love: 'nothing is ever entirely/ right in the lives of those who love each other.' Though all her books invoke her Irish roots, this one is more self-consciously Irish than most: several poems address, or describe, Irish art, such as James Melton's 1765 engraving of a Dublin mansion. Boland links herself to a national past, even as she interrogates it on feminist and other grounds, and even as she turns to familial subjects: to her own memory, to advancing age, to questions any mother might ask, such as how to know 'what I have to leave behind, to give my daughters.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , "A poet at the peak of her power . . . one of Ireland's greatest, and among the best writing in English anywhere."--
"Synopsis" by , A celebrated collection from "one of the finest and boldest poets of the last half century" (Poetry Review).
"Synopsis" by , These are poems about the charged spaces in which people live, about the interiors where seductions, quarrels, memories, and griefs occur. A marriage is a window for outward violence; a painted cup becomes a theater for a long love; in an ordinary room a mythic violation takes place.
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