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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published October 6th 2004)
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This is an excellent collection of thematically-related poems by Conrad Aiken. Aiken's poetry is haunting and dreamlike (at times, nightmarish). Aiken's poetry is stylistically similar to T. S. Eliot's, but is much darker in tone. Highly recommended.
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This is wonderfully haunting. The pictures he creates with words are dark and captivating.
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Conrad Aiken was an American poet, short story writer, critic and novelist. Most of Aiken's work reflects his intense interest in psychoanalysis and the development of identity. As editor of Emily Dickinson's Selected Poems in 1924, he was largely responsible for establishing her posthumous literary reputation. From the 1920s Aiken divided his life between England and the United States, playing a...more
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“Death is never an ending, death is a change;
Death is beautiful, for death is strange;
Death is one dream out of another flowing.”
“Before him, numberless lovers smiled and talked. And death was observed with sudden cries, And birth with laughter and pain. And the trees grew taller and blacker against the skies And night came down again.” 0 likes
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