A Book of Luminous Things
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A Book of Luminous Things : An International Anthology of Poetry

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For A Book of Luminous Things Nobel laureate poet Czeslaw Milosz has selected 300 of the world's greatest poems written throughout the ages, poems memorable for how they render the realities of the world palpable and immediate. They are organized under eleven headings - including "Epiphany, " "Nature, " "The Secret of a Thing, " "Travel, " "Places, " and "The Moment." In addition to his introduction, Milosz contributes brief, penetrating commentary on each poet. Among the poets included are Elizabeth Bishop William Blake, Joseph Brodsky, Constantinos Cavafy, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Linda Gregg, Seamus Heaney, Zbigniew Herbert, Jane Hirshfield, Robinson Jeffers, D. H. Lawrence, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, Li Po, Antonio Machado, Thomas Merton, W. S. Merwin, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Po Chu-I, Rainer Maria Rilke, Theodore Roethke, Charles Simic, Gary Snyder, Wallace Stevens, May Swenson, Anna Swir, Wislawa Szymborska, Tu Fu, Wang Wei, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 90.72g
  • Mariner Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0156005743
  • 9780156005746
  • 33,354

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