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Dolphins / Stephen Spender.

Author/Creator:
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995.
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Publication:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Format/Description:
Book
46 pages ; 19 cm
Subjects:
Dolphins -- Poetry.
English poetry.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
Summary:
Dolphins is Stephen Spender's first new volume of poetry since his Collected Poems appeared in 1985. Although most of the poems included here were completed recently, they cover a whole lifetime of experience, going back to memories of childhood during the First World War and advancing to old age. Written for anonymous friends or for prominent contemporaries like Simone Weil or Isaiah Berlin, these poems explore the images of war, the loss of childhood, or the longing for freedom, however evanescent. When read as one work, these poems, like dolphins, "leap out of the surface of waves reflecting the sun." Dolphins is a testament to the transcendent power of poetry, a book of enduring and lyrical verse written by one of the greatest poets of our age.
Contents:
Dolphins
Her House
Lines for Roy Fuller
Air Raid
Letter from an Ornithologist in Antarctica
Farewell to My Student
Laughter
History and Reality
The Half of Life
The Palatine Anthology
Have-Beens
Poetes Maudits
Room
Grandparents
Black-and-White Photography
A First War Childhood
Worldsworth
Six Variations
The Alphabet Tree.
Local notes:
Penn Rare copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by David Azzolina.
Penn Provenance:
Azzolina, David S. 1957- (donor) (RBC copy)
Penn Chronology:
1994
ISBN:
0312112645
9780312112646
0312112882 (limited ed.)
9780312112882 (limited ed.)
OCLC:
30544576
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