Handwriting by Michael Ondaatje
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Handwriting
By Michael Ondaatje

Handwriting

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Handwriting by Michael Ondaatje

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"Tumultuous, vibrant, tragic and over too soon." --"Newsday" Handwriting is Michael Ondaatje's first new book of poetry since The Cinnamon Peeler. The exquisite poems collected here draw on history, mythology, landscape, and personal memories to weave a rich tapestry of images that reveal the longing for--and expose the anguish over--lost loves, homes, and language, as the poet contemplates scents and gestures and evokes a time when "handwriting occurred on waves, / on leaves, the scripts of smoke" and remembers a woman's "laughter with its / intake of breath. Uhh huh." Crafted with lyrical delicacy and seductive power, Handwriting reminds us of Michael Ondaatje's stature as one of the finest poets writing today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375705410
ISBN-10: 0375705414
Format: Paperback
(206mm x 133mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Michael Ondaatje

Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje Cat's Table, Paperback (July 2012)

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England - a 'castle that was to cross the sea'. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys become involved in the worlds and stories of the adults around them, tumbling from one adventure and to another.

Handwriting by Michael Ondaatje Handwriting, Paperback (September 2011)

An elegy for lost childhood, for a culture and language lost to the turmoil of history, and it is also a glimpse of the source of the writer's delicate, mysterious imagination. By focussing on writing about beautiful things, it takes the poems beyond narrative to these sensual images - given to us in a language that is cursive and exquisite.

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Author Biography - Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje is the author of three previous novels, a memoir and eleven books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize. Born in Sri Lanka, he moved to Canada in 1962 and now lives in Toronto.

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