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Stag's leap, Sharon Olds

Label
Stag's leap
Title
Stag's leap
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Olds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stag's Leap, Sharon Olds' stunningly poignant new sequence of poems, tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom. In this wise and intimate telling - which carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending - Sharon Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility that comes when we are no longer standing in love's sight; the surprising physical passion that still exists between a couple during parting; the loss of everything from her husband's smile to the set of his hip. Olds is naked before us, curious and brave and even generous toward the man who was her mate for thirty years and now loves another woman. As she writes in the remarkable title poem, 'When anyone escapes, my heart / leaps up. Even when it's I who am escaped from, / I am half on the side of the leaver'. Olds' propulsive poetic line and the magic of her imagery are as lively as ever, and there is a new range to the music - sometimes headlong, sometimes contemplative and deep. Her unsparing approach to both pain and love makes this one of the finest, most powerful books of poetry Olds has yet given us
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Olds, Sharon
Dewey number
811.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
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  • Poetry
  • Poetry, American
  • Divorce
Target audience
adult
Label
Stag's leap, Sharon Olds
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Publication
Control code
000050123261
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
89 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780224096942
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Stag's leap, Sharon Olds
Publication
Control code
000050123261
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
89 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780224096942
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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