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Not This Pig - Poems (Paperback): Philip Levine
Not This Pig - Poems (Paperback): Philip Levine

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Philip Levine

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The landscapes in these poems are geographically vast: they include the interminable Midwest prairies and its small towns, stretches of California, and the cages and prickly countrysides of Spain. There are also vaster, nameless landscapes, most of them in the mind. Real or imaginary, all are haunted by desolation and Junk ("a speedometer that glows and always reads O"), or by mind-destroying labor and poverty, by dys-function of all sorts. Most of all, they are haunted by people who have been twisted by, or almost changed into, the mechanical debris that shapes our lives. This nightmare world of alienation is partly Jewish, a heritage of non-belonging which ranges from the poet's son's first day in a Gentile-American kindergarten, to encompass all tourists, Negroes, freaks, strangers in strange lands. It is also specifically American: a hallucinatory world in which men, machines, place-names, and bitter dreams trap and become each other, in metamorphoses made more terrible by a heightened awareness. Many of these meanings are not clearly expressed; but the poetry has a subterranean, emotional power. (Kirkus Reviews)
A compelling second collection of poetry. "Not This Pigs shows Levine] to be a poet of growing power and strangeness. In most of his poems Levine sketches in an apparently concrete experience, but he blurs the edges so that the reader is propelled into the realms of mystery."-Judson Jerome, Saturday Review ."one of the best books of poetry to come out of the sixties.his perspective is usually so healthy and so complete that I have come back to the poems again and again."-James McMichael, The Southern Review


Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 1968
First published: February 1982
Authors: Philip Levine
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-0-8195-1038-9
Barcode: 9780819510389
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies
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LSN: 0-8195-1038-6

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