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The Names of the Lost

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The modern poet expresses his outrage at the sufferings of war, the sorrows of autumn, and the loneliness of survival
Paperback, 69 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Macmillan Pub Co
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Ryan Williams
Oct 04, 2011 Ryan Williams rated it really liked it
After reading The Names of The Lost by Philip Levine, my perspective on poetry has changed. I am not the biggest poetry fan in the world. I particularly like writing prose. However, after reading the poetry of Philip Levine, I have found a new understanding for the genre. I know that not all poetry or poets for that matter are the same, but there usually is a point where I see a common ground that all poets have. However, there was something different about the works of Philip Levine in The Nam ...more
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Feb 15, 2015 Bob rated it really liked it
I enjoyed these lyric poems, mostly about work, a European rather than American sensibility, always with the shadow of catastrophic political failure all around it-- the Holocaust and Vietnam. The photo on the cover was one of the most affecting photos I've ever seen. Simpler poems in a similar vein:Honey and Salt.
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King Library (2nd floor) | PS3562.E9 N3
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Philip Levine (b. January 10, 1928, Detroit, Michigan. d. February 14, 2015, Fresno, California) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet best known for his poems about working-class Detroit.

He taught for over thirty years at the English Department of California State University, Fresno and held teaching positions at other universities as well. He is appointed to serve as the Poet Laureate of t
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