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Returning Your Call: Poems by Leonard Nathan

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"Every poet has one or two compulsive themes," writes Leonard Nathan. "One of mine is how to make things fit together that don't but should; the other is getting down far enough below a surface to see if something is still worth praising. Over the years and without self-consciously trying. I have moved closer and closer to the human voice in my verse. But I have also tried
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Paperback, 88 pages
Published December 21st 1975 by Princeton University Press (first published 1975)
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Lindsay
Jul 30, 2011 Lindsay rated it really liked it
Nathan says himself, on the back of this book, something about a few obsessive themes of his which appear in _Returning Your Call_. I like writers -- especially poets -- who admit to these obsessions, and the one that stuck out to me was his theme mourning things that don't quite fit together but should. That is the prevailing sentiment (for me) of this gem that I picked up in a small used bookstore. The poems are at once heartbreaking and reassuring, and some of Nathan's lines make me want to ...more
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