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Thirst By Mary Oliver

Thirst by Mary Oliver

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Summary

Thirst introduces two new directions in Mary Oliver's work. Grappling with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over 40 years, she strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and not its end, chronicling for the first time her discovery of faith, without abandoning the love of the physical world.

Thirst Summary

Thirst by Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver was one of America's best-loved poets. Her luminous poetry celebrates nature and beauty, love and the spirit, silence and wonder, extending the visionary American tradition of Whitman, Emerson, Frost and Emily Dickinson. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, she lived for many years on Cape Cod. Her extraordinary poetry is nourished by her intimate knowledge and minute daily observation of the New England coast, its woods and ponds, its birds and animals, plants and trees. Thirst was the first new collection by Mary Oliver to be published by Bloodaxe in the UK after Wild Geese: Selected Poems (2004). It introduces two new directions in her work. Grappling with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over 40 years, she strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and not its end. And in Thirst Mary Oliver chronicles for the first time her discovery of faith, without abandoning the love of the physical world that has been a hallmark of her work for four decades. In three of the book's stunning long poems, she explores the dimensions and tests the parameters of religious doctrine.

Thirst Reviews

To read "Thirst", is to feel gratitude for the simple fact of being alive. This is not surprising, as it is the effect [Oliver's] best work has produced in readers for the past 43 years. -- Angela O'Donnell * America Magazine *
Mary Oliver moves by instinct, faith, and determination. She is among out finest poets, and still growing. -- Alicia Ostriker * The Nation *

About Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver (1935-2019) was born in Maple Heights, Ohio. She attended both Ohio State University and Vassar College, without receiving a degree. Her first collection of poems, No Voyage, and Other Poems, was published in 1963. She went on to publish more than fifteen collections of poetry, including five published by in the UK by Bloodaxe: Wild Geese: Selected Poems (2004), Thirst (2007), Red Bird (2008), Evidence (2009) and Swan (2011). Her New and Selected Poems (1992) won the National Book Award; House of Light (1990) won the Christopher Award and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award; and she won a Pulitzer Prize for American Primitive (1983). She held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Bennington College until 2001, and lived for over forty years in Provincetown, Massachusetts, with her partner Molly Malone Cook, a photographer and gallery owner who acted as her literary agent. Following Cook's death in 2005, she lived mostly in Florida, where she died from cancer at the age of 83.

Additional information

GOR002030152
9781852247768
1852247762
Thirst by Mary Oliver
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloodaxe Books Ltd
2007-09-10
80
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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