The Great Wheel

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W.W. Norton, 1996 - Poetry - 61 pages
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In his fifth book, Paul Mariani uses the image of the wheel to chart the kinds of losses we all face in living--deaths and separations, lost loves, lost friends, lost happiness. The wheel of fortune, a ferris wheel ridden with a friend now dead, Dante's paradisal wheel, the wheel of the morning sun, by turns call up the writings of Hart Crane, Whitman, and Hopkins.

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Perhaps better known for his first-rate critical and biographical studies of such writers as William Carlos Williams, Robert Lowell, and Gerard Manley Hopkins than for his poems, Mariani (Salvage ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Paul Mariani, biographer of William Carlos Williams and Robert Lowell, and critic holds a Chair in English at Boston College. A former professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, he has lectured widely across the country and lives in Montague, Massachusetts.

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