The Branching Stairs
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The Branching Stairs

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Poems consider nightlife, music, death, nature, civilization, emotions, and the imagination.
Unknown Binding, 128 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Carcanet Press
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Evan
A promising collection with a number of very effective poems (e.g. "Even Though," "The Didsbury Elegies," "Inaugural Address," and especially "The Poem of Arrival") among lots of similar ones that, for me, don't quite come off, as well as some odd Rousselian prose pieces ("A Letter from the Dwarf," "The Road to Ogalma"). I hear a lot of early Auden and Ashbery in here, as well as unreconstructed (but, at the same time, *carefully* reconstructed) French Symbolist influence. This was one of JA's f...more
Mills College Library
821.914 A8193b 1984
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