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Next Bend in the Road, the (2004) [Collection]
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A powerfully coherent gathering of lyric and prose poems that has the internal scope of a novel with a host of characters, from the poet's wife and daughter to Franz Kafka, Paul Cézanne, Osip Mandelstam, Sigmund Freud, Gisèle Lestrange, and many others; transformative encounters with works of art, literature, and philosophy, including Heinrich von Kleist's "The Earthquake in Chile," Giuseppe Ungaretti's "Veglia," and Edouard Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe; and, running through the book from beginning to end, a haunted awareness of the entanglement of the noblest accomplishments and the most intimate joys with the horrors of modern history.

Contents:

  • I. The Send-Off
    • Days of the Comet
    • The Alhambra
    • The Tunnel
    • April 4, 1968
    • In the White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou
    • The Kites
    • Greek Restaurant
    • Cezanne
    • Care
    • Kafka's Drawings
    • The Realm of Spirit
    • The Chase
    • Before a Duel
    • Papyrus
    • The Drought
    • The Rape of Nanking
    • The Glare
    • Gisele Lestrange
    • The Meadow
    • Due North
    • The Dream
  • II. The Next Bend in the Road
    • Tsvetayeva's Letters
    • The Curvature of the Earth
    • "The Earthquake in Chile"
    • Reading
    • The New Year
    • Noa-Noa
    • The End of History
    • The Ring
    • A Night at the Opera
    • The Notebook
    • The Immortals
    • The Visitor from the Future
    • When You Enter the Room
    • The Essence of Poetry
    • Full Moonlight
    • The Drowned and the Saved
    • Outskirts of Berlin, May 1998
    • Aubade
    • Beauty Regardless
    • To Lily, a Calico Cat Who Died Before her Time
    • The Wound
  • III. A Summer Night
    • The First Morning
    • The Flower
    • Last Visit from Ian Hamilton
    • The Hilltop
    • In Seattle
    • The Yellow Dress
    • The Thirty Years War
    • Freud's Sacrifice
    • Wittgenstein on Green
    • Fear and Trembling
    • For F. T. C.
    • Look Around
    • Marine
    • A Journey
    • "Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe"
    • "Flesh"
    • Yellow Crane Tower
    • The Fountain
    • A Summer Night
    • The Smoke-Bush
    • Song
    • The Winds of Dawn

Original title: The Next Bend in the Road
Original languages: English

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Next Bend in the Road, the (2004)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 0226263258

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