Flight Among The Tombs: Poems.

Hecht, Anthony.

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First edition 8vo. 76 pp. D.j. has rub marks. The first half of this volume, "The Presumptions Of Death," is composed of two parts. In the first, Death speaks in his own person, though in differing moods and attitudes. In the second, in a variation from the medieval tradition of "The Dance of Death" in which he invites members of society to dance with him, here he adopts th every identities of those he means to embrace. The second part of the book, "Proust On Skates," expands on the themes and tones of the first part, and includes elegies for two admired contemporary poets (James Merrill and Joseph Brodsky) and a variety of other poems that resonate with notes of frailty and mortality. Fine in Good dj Cloth 0679450955 (Item ID: 36919)



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