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The Resource Half-light

Half-light

Label
Half-light
Title
Half-light
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Summary
The collected works of one of contemporary poetry's most original voicesGathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature. His pages represent the human voice in all its extreme registers, whether it's that of the child-murderer Herbert White, the obsessive anorexic Ellen West, the tormented genius Vaslav Nijinsky, or the poet's own. And in that embodiment is a transgressive empathy, one that recognizes our wild appetites, the monsters, the misfits, the misunderstood among us and inside us. Few writers have so willingly ventured to the dark places of the human psyche and allowed themselves to be stripped bare on the page with such candor and vulnerability. Over the past half century, Bidart has done nothing less than invent a poetics commensurate with the chaos and appetites of our experience.Half-light encompasses all of Bidart's previous books, and also includes a new collection, Thirst, in which the poet austerely surveys his life, laying it plain for us before venturing into something new and unknown. Here Bidart finds himself a "Creature coterminous with thirst," still longing, still searching in himself, one of the "queers of the universe." Visionary and revelatory, intimate and unguarded, Bidart's Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2017 are a radical confrontation with human nature, a conflict eternally renewed and reframed, restless line by restless line
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Bidart, Frank
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Poetry
Label
Half-light
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:03a749a1-da4c-44a4-a9ed-fb23f2c6689b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780374715182
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Half-light
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:03a749a1-da4c-44a4-a9ed-fb23f2c6689b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780374715182
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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