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Oblivion Banjo: The Poetry of Charles Wright

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Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9780374251017
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Language: English
Page Count: 754
Publication Date: 11/5/2019
Size: 8.96" l x 6.20" w x 1.48"
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Category Subject
Poetry American - Various
The recipient of almost every honor in poetry - the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize, to name a few - and a former poet laureate of the United States, Wright is an essential voice in American letters. Oblivion Banjo is the perfect distillation of his inimitable career - for devout fans and newcomers alike.

Over the course of his work - more than twenty books in total - Charles Wright has built "one of the truly distinctive bodies of poetry created in the second half of the twentieth century" (David Young, Contemporary Poets). Oblivion Banjo, a capacious new selection spanning his decades-long career, showcases the central themes of Wright's poetry: "language, landscape, and the idea of God." No matter the precise subject of each poem, on display here is a vast and rich interior life, a mind wrestling with the tenuous relationship between the ways we describe the world and its reality.

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