Yeats said, "The poet should combine the greatest possible personal realization with the greatest possible knowledge of the speech and circumstances of the world." Native Star is a milestone of modern consciousness, using the English lyrical tradition to write about a mother, a dog, and a comet.
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This would be a great book to give to anyone who is going through the loss of a beloved pet. The author explores his grief at the loss of his dog-friend Scoshee, eventually coming to terms with it.
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