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31 Letters and 13 Dreams (Poems)

  • Buy New: $169.17
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  • Seller:Bennett Books Ltd (We ship worldwide!)
  • Sales Rank:4,386,790
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:71
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):1 x 1 x 1
  • Publication Date:1977
  • ISBN:0393044815
  • EAN:9780393044812
  • ASIN:0393044815
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Synopsis

Richard Hugo, whom Carolyn Kizer has called” one of the most passionate, energetic, and honest poets living,” here offers an extraordinary collection of new poems, each one a “letter” or a “dream.” Both letters and dreams are special manifestations of alone-ness; Hugo’s special senses of alone-ness, of places, and of other people are the forces behind his distinctively American and increasingly authoritative poetic voice.

Each letter is written from a specific place that Hugo has made his own (a “triggering town,” as he has called it elsewhere) to a friend, a fellow poet, an old love. We read over the poet’s shoulder as the town triggers the imagination, the friendship is re-opened, the poet’s selfhood is explored and illuminated. The “dreams” turn up unexpectedly (as dreams do) among the letters; their haunting images give further depth to the poet’s exploration. Are we overhearing them? Who is the “you” that dreams?

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