News of the world: poems

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Alfred A Knopf,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description
A superb new collection from “a great American poet . . . still at work on his almost-song of himself”(The New York Times Book Review).In both lively prose poems and more formal verse, Philip Levine brings us news from everywhere: from Detroit, where exhausted workers try to find a decent breakfast after the late shift, and Henry Ford, “supremely bored” in his mansion, clocks in at one of his plants . . . from Spain, where a woman sings a song that rises at dawn, like the dust of ages, through an open window . . . from Andorra, where an old Communist can now supply you with anything you want—a French radio, a Cadillac, or, if you have a week, an American film star.The world of his poetry is one of questionable magic: a typist lives for her only son who will die in a war to come; three boys fish in a river while a fine industrial residue falls on their shoulders. This is a haunted world in which exotic animals travel first class, an immigrant worker in Detroit yearns for the silence of his Siberian exile, and the Western mountains “maintain that huge silence we think of as divine.”A rich, deeply felt collection from one of our master poets.
More Details
ISBN:
9780307272232
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID73121df3-5aa1-a854-f3f8-289456de23ca
Grouping Titlenews of the world
Grouping Authorlevine philip
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-07 15:43:52PM
Last Indexed2019-11-19 04:44:41AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorLevine, Philip, 1928-2015.
author_displayLevine, Philip
available_at_arlingtonWestover
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonWestover Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
id73121df3-5aa1-a854-f3f8-289456de23ca
isbn9780307272232
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13247840.i14294503Westover Adult Nonfiction811 LEVIN1falsefalseOn ShelfAug 05, 2019wan
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-11-19T09:44:41.937Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington811 LEVIN
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonWestover
primary_isbn9780307272232
publishDate2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13247840BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishAlfred A Knopf, 2009.viii, 65 pages ; 24.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13247840.i14294503On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
title_displayNews of the world : poems
title_fullNews of the world : poems / by Philip Levine
title_shortNews of the world
title_subpoems