Of the Great House: A Book of Poems
'A book of poems should have exactly the same fullness and risk and lay itself open to the same judgment as a life, ' says Allen Grossman. Of the Great House, which includes sections of 'A Harlot's Hire' (1961), Grossman's first published book, as well as his most recent poetry, presents an anatomy of the poet's working life.
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The Dream of Rescue
The Only Thing That Is
A Little Sleep
The Prothanation of a Charioteer
Where are the objects of desire?
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