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Dwelling Places : Poems and Translations - David Ferry

Dwelling Places

Poems and Translations

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Published: 1st January 1993
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Hailed as one of the best contemporary poets writing in the English language, David Ferry meditates unsentimentally, in many of these powerful and often wrenching poems, on the dispossession of people afflicted by madness, homelessness, or other forms of "wildness." The voices in all the poems in this book demonstrate how, for each of us, there is no certain dwelling place.
"David Ferry's "Dwelling Places" is a marvelous, extremely moving book, distinguished by Ferry's characteristic formal virtuosity, extraordinarily fresh and 'inner' translations, and a kind of driven anguished rage at both the social conditions in which human beings have to live and the mysteriously unchangeable tragedies of individual human lives. The translations amplify and deepen the contemporary scenes. I feel that in the future this will be perceived as a great book."--Frank Bidart
"Not until I had read "Dwelling Places" several times did I see how ingeniously resourceful, ambitious, and admirably modest a book David Ferry has made."--"Boston Review"

Acknowledgments
Strabo Reading Megasthenes Dives
The Guest Ellen at the Supper for Street People
Committee Civilization and Its Discontents
The Blind People
The Proselyte A Young Woman Goodnight
Nocturnal Abyss Name Of Rhyme
Epigram Autumn Garden Dog Horses
Unos Caballos Roof At the Hospital A Morning Song Of Violets Levis Exsurgit
Zephirus Herbsttag
The Lesson In the Garden Roman Elegy VIII
When We Were Children Mnemosyne Harvesters Resting Mary in Old Age Prayer to the Gods of the Night Envoi
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ISBN: 9780226244792
ISBN-10: 0226244792
Series: Phoenix Poets
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 74
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.14