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One Secret Thing

  • List Price: $22.00
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  • Seller:RAREWAVES-IMPORTS
  • Sales Rank:7,086,981
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:96
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0
  • Dimensions (in):5.1 x 0.4 x 7.9
  • Publication Date:March 1, 2009
  • ISBN:0224087843
  • EAN:9780224087841
  • ASIN:0224087843
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Synopsis
Sharon Olds completes her cycle of family poems in a book at once intense and harmonic, playful with language, and rich with a new self-awareness and sense of irony. The opening poem, with its sequence of fearsome images of war, serves as a prelude to poems of home in which humour, anger, and compassion sing together with lyric energy - sometimes comic, sometimes filled with a kind of unblinking forgiveness. These songs of joy and danger - public and private - illuminate one another. As the book unfolds, the portrait of the mother goes through a moving revision, leading us to a final series of elegies of hard-won mourning. One Secret Thing is charged throughout with Sharon Olds's characteristic passion, imagination, and poetic power.

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