9780525657781-0525657789-Stranger by Night: Poems

Stranger by Night: Poems

ISBN-13: 9780525657781
ISBN-10: 0525657789
Author: Hirsch, Edward
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover 80 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780525657781
ISBN-10: 0525657789
Author: Hirsch, Edward
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover 80 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hirsch, Edward wrote Stranger by Night: Poems comprising 80 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0525657789 and 9780525657781. Since then Stranger by Night: Poems textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In his seventieth year, the award-winning poet looks back on what was and accepts what is, in a deeply moving and beautiful sequence about what sustains him.

Beginning with "My Friends Don't Get Buried," the lament of a delinquent mourner as his friends have begun to die, and ending with the plaintive note to self "don't write elegies/anymore," Edward Hirsch takes us backward through the decades in these memory poems of startling immediacy. He recalls the black dress a lover wore when he couldn't yet know the tragedy of her burning spirit; the radiance of an autumn day in Detroit when his students smoked outside, passionately discussing Shelley; the day he got off late from a railyard shift and missed an antiwar demonstration. There are direct and indirect elegies to lost contemporaries like Mark Strand, William Meredith, and, most especially, his longtime compatriot Philip Levine, whom he honors in several poems about daily work in the late midcentury Midwest. As the poet ages and begins to lose his peripheral vision, the world is "stranger by night," but these elegant, heart-stirring poems shed light on a lifetime that inevitably contains both sorrow and joy.
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