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ISBN-10: 0811221067
ISBN-13: 9780811221061
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 09/24/2013
Dimensions: 7.80" L, 5.10" W, 0.40" H

Elegies

Introduction by: Jan Heller Levi
Introduction by: Christoph Keller

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Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. — Muriel Rukeyser, “Elegy in Joy”

First published by New Directions in 1949, Muriel Rukeyser’s Elegies were written over a seven years period the end of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the beginnings of the Cold War. Both and homage to Rilke’s Duino Elegies and a spiritual reckoning that is particularly resonant today, these poems present no angelic orders, only the difficulties of living in the modern world, the depths of shipwreck, and “Love that gives us ourselves, in the world known to all.”

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The breadth, innovation, variety, and daring of Muriel Rukeyser's work have always defied efforts to confine her. Rukeyser's poetry is unequalled in the twentieth-century United States in its range of reference, its generosity of vision, and its energy.–Adrienne Rich
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Details

ISBN-10: 0811221067
ISBN-13: 9780811221061
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 09/24/2013
Dimensions: 7.80" L, 5.10" W, 0.40" H
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