search for books and compare prices
cover image
Simple Eyes and Other Poems
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Directions
Publication date May 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811212656
ISBN-10 0811212653
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $10.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A direct poetic look at the world features one individual's disquieting and illuminating observations and includes in the title poem reflections on the Persian Gulf War, as well as wars of the spirit, mind, and environment. Original.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The running theme in Michael McClure's Simple Eyes & Other Poems is: looking at the world directly. The results are often as disquieting as they are illuminating, whether he directs his unblinking gaze on the American cityscape, the landscapes of Mexico and Kenya, or the mind's own terrain. In the long title poem, "Simple Eyes (Fields), " the stanzas on the Persian Gulf War bloom out of images of all wars the poet has known - "the spiritual wars, the napalm and cordite and nuclear wars, and the war against nature" - and become a kind of spiritual autobiography. At the heart of the poetry is McClure's return to the ancient concept of agnosia, the idea of knowing through unknowing, as a way of living in desperate times, in which deep human or humane feelings have almost become outlaw. Simple Eyes is an outspoken poet's statement, unsentimental, yet with mind and eye quickened by love.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780811212656
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from New Directions (May 1, 1994)
9780811212656 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $10.95
About: A direct poetic look at the world features one individual's disquieting and illuminating observations and includes in the title poem reflections on the Persian Gulf War, as well as wars of the spirit, mind, and environment.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.