Evening Train (A New Directions Paperbook)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):8 x 5 x 0.3
- Publication Date:April 17, 1993
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- ISBN13: 9780811212205
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In the title poem of this collection, Denise Levertov again demonstrates the arresting imagery that has characterized her poetic career. Our unchanging perception of self, she writes, is "the dimension / that moves with us but itself keeps still / like the bubble in a carpenter's level." The image does a lot of poetic work for her, suggesting the way the self is constructed, with hidden flaws, faintly remembered blueprints, and room for repairs and revisions. A number of these poems bring to mind Eliot's old term "objective correlative," and rewards the reader's attention with hypnotic language. Here is a longtime favorite at top form.
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