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The Constructor: Poems
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harperflamingo
Publication date April 1, 1999
Pages 61
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060193034
ISBN-10 0060193034
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $20.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Presents an outstanding new collection of poetry from the award-winning author of Falling Water, The Late Wisconsin Spring, and The Continuity of Wittgenstein's Thought. 10,000 first printing. (view table of contents) description: Product Description:
"John Koethe's The Constructor is a scrupulous, elegant account of the meditative intellect as an instrument continually registering the passage of time. Exquisitely modulated and brutally honest, these poems would be harrowing were they not so seductively beautiful. No one writing in this country today sees as deeply as Koethe into the tears that lie at the heart of things, and no contemporary investigation of the life of the mind may be called complete that does not accommodate the lush intricacy of his terrifying recognitions."
-- George Bradley

"I prize John Koethe's intimate expanses and unsettling reveries, his tender contemplations and odd mental landscapes. He is an heir to Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery and, like them, he gives us the sensation of thinking itself, of a certain fleeting, daily, solitary consciousness rescued from oblivion and held aloft."
-- Edward Hirsch

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9780060193034 | details & prices | 61 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $20.00
About: A collection of poems that investigate the contemporary life of the mind

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