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The Rain in the Trees: Poems
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date April 1, 1988
Pages 78
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394570396
ISBN-10 0394570391
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.95
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Poems deal with spring, trees, city life, the past, dreams, farms, childhood, rain, travel, insects, superstition, and language
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A literary event—a new volume of poems by one of the masters of modern poetry—The Rain in the Trees is W. S. Merwin's first book since the publication five years ago of his Opening the Hand.

Almost no other poet of our time has been able to voice in so subtle a fashion such a profound series of comments on the passing of history over the contemporary scene. To do this, he seems to have reinvented the poem—so that the experience of reading Merwin is unlike the reading of any other poetry. In such famous books as The Lice, The Moving Target and (most recently) Opening the Hand, he has produced a body of work of great profundity and power made from the simplest and most beautiful poetic speech.

The poems in this new book are concerned with intimacy and wholeness, and are made of the relations with people, with places, past and present, and with history and how the world endures it.

Merwin can now rightfully be called a master, and this book shows in every way why this is the case.

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1 edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (April 1, 1988)
9780394570396 | details & prices | 78 pages | List price $16.95
About: Poems deal with spring, trees, city life, the past, dreams, farms, childhood, rain, travel, insects, superstition, and language
Paperback
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1 edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (April 1, 1988)
9780394758589 | details & prices | 78 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Poems deal with spring, trees, city life, the past, dreams, farms, childhood, rain, travel, insects, superstition, and language

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