Spinach Days (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction)

By: Phillips, Robert

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Robert Phillips is a prominent figure in what has been called America's neglected "transition generation"--poets born in the late 1930s and early 1940s. "Spinach Days" is his sixth full-length collection, following his critically acclaimed "Breakdown Lane" (Johns Hopkins, 1994), named a Notable Book of the Year by the "New York Times." In content and in its various use of forms, "Spinach Days" is Phillips' most innovative book yet. There are long narratives and short lyrics, villanelles and somonkas, haiku and found poems, free verse and eclogues, on subjects ranging from St. Francis to the Holocaust, from Jung's concept of the "anima" to a particular bit of American folklore on the gangster John Dillinger. Throughout, the poet's memory is the cohesive force, mixing events of childhood with adulthood, rural life with big-city life, love with loss, and humorous events with tragic ones. Phillips reveals himself to be a master of closure, and he writes as one who delights in the liveliness of language and wordplay.

Title: Spinach Days (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction)

Author Name: Phillips, Robert

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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press:

ISBN Number: 0801877512

ISBN Number 13: 9780801877513

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: Z0801877512Z3

Description: 0801877512 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block - GOOD