Handwriting

Product Number: EB00173045
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307948823
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

"Tumultuous, vibrant, tragic and over too soon."-Newsday Handwriting is Michael Ondaatje's first new book of poetry since The Cinnamon Peeler. The exquisite poems collected here draw on history, mythology, landscape, and personal memories to weave a rich tapestry of images that reveal the longing for-and expose the anguish over-lost loves, homes, and language, as the poet contemplates scents and gestures and evokes a time when "handwriting occurred on waves, / on leaves, the scripts of smoke" and remembers a woman's "laughter with its / intake of breath. Uhh huh." Crafted with lyrical delicacy and seductive power, Handwriting reminds us of Michael Ondaatje's stature as one of the finest poets writing today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Michael Ondaatje
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Jul 27, 2011

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