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Joys and Perplexities: Selected Poems

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Paperback, 123 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Jargon Society (first published September 1984)
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Aurora Leigh
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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A beautifully put together book of lyrical, whimsical, mythical, loving, and even at times critical poems and drawings by Lou Harrison. The fonts are based off of his drawings and are therefore unique to the book and the paper is wonderfully sturdy. A book to return to again and again.
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This volume is a collection of poems by composer and musician Lou Harrison, written throughout five decades and in many parts of the world. The title is apt, as Harrison, who passed away in 2003, took delight in love, friendship, music, writing, travel, and classical study, but was deeply disturbed by the pollution of nature and governments' preparations for nuclear war. As in his musical compositions, the joys far outweigh the perplexities. This book provides a peek into the mind and private li ...more
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