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The Residual Years: Poems 1934-1948

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This magisterial work of scholarly reconstruction restores the entirety of William Everson's early poetry in a single volume, including not only the full contents of the 1948 New Directions edition of The Residual Years -- first section of Everson's "life trilogy", The Crooked Lines of God -- but subsequent textual variants and later author revisions, as well as an extensi ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Black Sparrow Press
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May 21, 2016 Charles Lewis rated it it was amazing
The start and end dates are a bit of lie. I never read a book of poetry form beginning to end like a novel. I bought this book because over the past five or six years I began focusing on Catholic writers of all genres. I'm not an expert on poetry and so I can't comment on structure or give comparisons to the few poets I know. However, like reading the psalms or the canticles there is something so beautiful about this book. I find myself reading one poem at night and then rereading the same one. ...more
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Also known as Brother Antoninus, Everson was an American poet of the San Francisco Renaissance and was also a literary critic and small press printer.
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