Flight Among the Tombs

Flight Among the Tombs

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Anthony Hecht has long been regarded as one of the great modern American poets. His new work is divided into two parts. The first, "Presumptions of Death", contains a collaboration with the artist Leonard Baskin, reproducing 22 wood engravings of death in many guises to illustrate the poems. The second part, "Proust on Skates", contains all Hecht's other poems written since his last book, "The Transparent Man", published in 1990.
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 146 x 236mm | 174g
  • Carcanet Press Ltd
  • OxfordPoets
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192880322
  • 9780192880321
  • 2,076,161

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" Anthony Hecht's majestic development into a great poet has progressed across half-a-century. Flight Among the Tombs is his poignant and ironic masterpiece. With this book, he clearly becomes a fourth in the sequence of John Crowe Ransom, W.H. Auden and James Merrill--great verse-artists who are also humanist sages and wise sensibilities. Few poets stand with Henry James and Marcel Proust: Ransom, Auden, Merrill and Hecht are in that company." --Harold Bloom
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Divided into two parts, this new book contains a collaboration with the artist Leonard Baskin called "Presumptions of Death," reproducing 22 masterly wood engravings and all of Hecht's other poems written since his last book, The Transparent Man.
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