Dream Of The Unified Field

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Harper Collins, Dec 20, 2011 - Poetry - 100 pages

The 1996 Pulitzer winner in poetry and a major collection, Jorie Graham's The Dream of the United Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 spans twenty years of writing and includes generous selections from her first five books: Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts, The End of Beauty, Region of Unlikeness,and Materialism.

 

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I found a few poems I enjoyed in this collection, but for the most part Jorie Graham's style just does not do much for me. Her imagery is just too obscure and amorphous most of the time, and I am left ... Read full review

The dream of the unified field: selected poems, 1974-1994

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An "essential introduction" to the probing, philosophical Graham, "one of the most important poets writing today" (LJ 10/15/95). Read full review

Contents

The Way Things Work
3
Jackpot
9
Over and Over Stitch
16
Reading Plato
23
The Age of Reason
30
Watched a Snake
36
Two Paintings by Gustav Klimt
42
SelfPortrait as the Gesture between Them
51
Breakdancing
84
Imperialism
90
Fission
99
From the New World
106
The Hiding Place
112
Holy Shroud
119
Chaos
126
Notes on the Reality of the Self
159

Orpheus and Eurydice
58
Vertigo
64
SelfPortrait as Apollo and Daphne
70
Noli Me Tangere
76
In the Hotel
173
Manifest Destiny
183
Opulence
192
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Jorie Graham is the author of 12 collections, including The Dream of the Unified Field which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and teaches at Harvard University.

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