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Farrar, Straus & Giroux Complete Catalogue Oct 2016

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Repair
Poems
First Edition
By (author): C. K. Williams
9780374527068 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / American / General Jun 15, 2000
$14.00 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.19 in 80 pages Farrar Straus & Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux
 
Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize - Nominee 2000, Nominated National Book Awards - Nominee 1999 National Book Awards - Finalist 1999, Short-listed L.A. Times Book Prize - Winner 1999, Winner Pulitzer Prize - Winner 2000, Winner

Nominated for the National Book Award--The eighth book by one of our greatest poets

"Always, "These gigantic inconceivables."
Always, "What will have been done to me?"
And so we don our mental armor,
flex, thrill, pay the strict attention we always knew we should.
A violent alertness, the muscularity of risk,
though still the secret inward cry: What else, what more?"
--from "Risk"

Repairis body work in C. K. Williams's sensual poems, but it is also an imaginative treatment of the consternations that interrupt life's easy narrative. National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Williams keeps the self in repair despite love, death, social disorder, and the secrets that separate and join intimates. These forty poems experiment with form but maintain what Alan Williamson has heralded Williams for having so steadily developed from French influences: "the poetry of the sentence."

Repair is a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Poetry and the winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

C. K. Williams(1936–2015) published twenty-two books of poetry including,Flesh and Blood, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award;Repair, which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; andThe Singing, winner of the National Book Award. Williams was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2005. He wrote a critical study,On Whitman; a memoir,Misgivings; and two books of essays,Poetry and ConsciousnessandIn Time: Poets, Poems,and the Rest.

“Formally, these new poems mark a departure. Underneath, though, they are driven by the familiar Williams sensibility: intelligent, restless . . . always wanting to know and understand more . . . [an] excellent book.” —The Boston Book Review

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