By (author) Sharon Olds
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Selected Poems by Sharon Olds
Book DescriptionMichael Ondaatje has called Sharon Olds's poetry 'pure fire in the hands' and cheered the 'roughness and humour and brag and tenderness and completion in her work as she carries the reader through rooms of passion and loss'. This rich selection - made by the author - exhibits those qualities in poem after poem, reflecting, moreover, an exciting experimentation with rhythm and language and a movement toward an embrace beyond the personal. Subjects are revisited - the pain of childhood, adolescent sexual stirrings, the fulfilment of marriage, the wonder of children - but each re-casting penetrates ever more deeply, enriched by new perceptions and conceits. A powerful distillation of the best work from one of America's most gifted and widely read poets, drawn from her seven published volumes, this is a testament to a remarkable writer's depth, range and continuing development.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780224076883
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sharon Olds
Stag's Leap, Paperback (October 2012)
Tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.
What Love Comes to, Paperback / softback (December 2010)» View all books by Sharon Olds
Originally published in hardcover in 2008.
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Author Biography - Sharon Olds
Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco, educated at Stanford and Columbia universities, and has lived for many years in New York City. Her books have won many awards over the years. Her last collection, Stag's Leap, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize.
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