David Ferry





David Ferry

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Average rating: 3.81 · 1,402 ratings · 205 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
Bewilderment: New Poems and...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Gilgamesh: A New Rendering ...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Odes of Horace: Bilingu...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1998
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Of No Country I Know: New a...
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Dwelling Places: Poems and ...
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Strangers: A Book of Poems
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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The Epistles of Horace
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On This Side of the River: ...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012
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The Limits Of Mortality: An...
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“How long does a building stand before it falls?
How long does a contract last? How long will brothers

share the inheritance before they quarrel?
How long does hatred, for that matter, last?

Time after time the river has risen and flooded.
The insect leaves the cocoon to live but a minute.

How long is the eye able to look at the sun?
From the very beginning nothing at all has lasted.”
David Ferry, The Epic of Gilgamesh



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