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Blue Pastures - Mary Oliver

Paperback Published: 1st October 1995
ISBN: 9780156002158
Number Of Pages: 122

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With consummate craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has fashioned fifteen luminous prose pieces: on nature, writing, and herself and those around her. She praises Whitman, denounces cuteness, notes where to find the extraordinary, and extols solitude.

Of Power and Timep. 1
At Herring Covep. 9
My Friend Walt Whitmanp. 13
Owlsp. 17
Blue Pasturesp. 23
Four Companions with a Zest for Lifep. 31
The Pondsp. 37
Pen and Paper and a Breath of Airp. 45
Fryp. 61
Staying Alivep. 63
Steepletopp. 73
Sand Dabs, Onep. 89
A Few Wordsp. 91
The Poet's Voicep. 95
Sand Dabs, Twop. 117
Afterwordp. 119
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ISBN: 9780156002158
ISBN-10: 0156002159
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: 1st October 1995
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18

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Mary Oliver

About the Author


Born in a small town in Ohio, Mary Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-three. 

Over the course of her long career, she has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award in 1984. She has led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Hennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching.  
In 2007 The New York Times described her as "far and away, this country's best-selling poet." She died in January 2019

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