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The Sign of Saturn: Poems 1980-1987

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The poems collected in this work deal with sexuality, power and the idea of family: they tell stories of first sexual memories, of birth and of death in its many forms. The poet's previous published collections include "Satan Says", "The Dead and the Living" and "The Gold Cell".
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Sharon Olds guides the reader back to the good and the bad animal roots within us, originating entirely in the necessity of interaction and reaction of the human being; from instinctual, loving protector to the weakness of human regret, Olds portrays raw humanity with realistic, candid language and physical metaphor and, above all, rich, fresh, living memory.
Her's is a most valuable recording of the human, immersing thinkers everywhere even further into the greatest of mysteries: Ourselves.
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Born in San Francisco on November 19, 1942, Sharon Olds earned a B.A. at Stanford University and a Ph.D. at Columbia University.

Her first collection of poems, Satan Says (1980), received the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award. Olds's following collection, The Dead & the Living (1983), received the Lamont Poetry Selection in 1983 and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Her other col
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The Dead and the Living The Gold Cell (Knopf Poetry Series) Satan Says (Pitt Poetry Series) Stag's Leap: Poems The Wellspring

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