Bewilderment : new poems and translations /

"To read David Ferry's Bewilderment is to be reminded that poetry of the highest order can be made by the subtlest of means. The passionate nature and originality of Ferry's prosodic daring works astonishing transformations that take your breath away. In poem after poem, his diction m...

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Main Author: Ferry, David, 1924-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2012]
Series:Phoenix poets.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Narcissus
  • Found Single-Line Poems
  • One Two Three Four Five
  • Soul
  • Untitled
  • The Intention of Things
  • Your Personal God (From Horace, Epistles 11.2)
  • 2.
  • Dedication to His Book (Catullus 1)
  • Brunswick, Maine, Early Winter, 2000
  • Martial I.101
  • Measure 100
  • Ancestral Lines
  • Entreaty
  • October
  • Spring (From Virgil, Georgics 11)
  • Anguilla (Eugenio Montale, "L'Anguilla")
  • In the Reading Room
  • 3.
  • Coffee Lips
  • Incubus
  • At the Street Corner (Rilke, "Das Lied des Zwerges")
  • The Late-Hour Poem
  • At a Bar
  • To Varus (Horace, Odes 1.18)
  • Somebody in a Bar
  • In Despair (Cavafy, "En Apognosi")
  • Dido in Despair (From Virgil, Aeneid IV)
  • Catullus 11
  • Virgil, Aeneid II
  • Thermopylae (Cavafy, "Thermopylae")
  • 4.
  • Street Scene
  • Willoughby Spit
  • Everybody's Tree
  • 5.
  • The Offering of Isaac (From Genesis A, Anglo-Saxon)
  • 6.
  • Reading Arthur Gold's Poem "Chest Cancer"
  • Reading Arthur Gold's "Trolley Poem"
  • Reading Arthur Gold's Poem "On the Beach at Asbury"
  • Reading Arthur Gold's Poem "Rome, December 1973"
  • Virgil, Aeneid VI
  • Reading Arthur Gold's Prose Poem "Allegory"
  • Looking, Where Is the Mailbox?
  • 7.
  • Orpheus and Eurydice (From Virgil, Georgia IV)
  • Lake Water
  • The White Skunk
  • Virgil, Aeneid VI
  • That Now Are Wild and Do Not Remember
  • Untitled Dream Poem
  • 8.
  • The Departure from Fallen Troy (From Virgil, Aeneid II)
  • to where
  • Resemblance
  • Scrim
  • Poem
  • The Birds
  • Notes

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