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  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: JONATHAN CAPE & BH - TRADE; 1 edition (15 November 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 022409002X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224090025
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 99.8 g
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"Sharon Olds's poems are pure fire in the hands - risky, on the verge of falling, and in the end leaping up. I love the roughness and humor and brag and tenderness and completion in her work as she carries the reader through rooms of passion and loss." (Michael Ondaatje)

"The elegy is one of the root-forms of poetry, but the fifty-two poems in Sharon Olds' The Father, radiating from a death, feel new. The death of the father - anticipated, witnessed, remembered - draws from Olds an extraordinary dry attentiveness... It is a wonderful book." (Adam Mars-Jones Independent on Sunday)

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'I closed this book in tears- Olds creates a profound beauty out of often ugly and deeply private emotions and situations which would sink anybody else.' Adam Thorpe, Observer

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