Annotations for Book of Luminous Things : An International Anthology of Poetry


Baker & Taylor
A collection of the world's greatest poetry from the past two thousand years brings together five hundred works by more than two hundred poets, along with commentary by the editor

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Baker & Taylor
Selected by a Nobel Prize-winning poet, a collection of the world's greatest poetry from the past two thousand years brings together five hundred great pieces by more than two hundred poets, along with commentary by the editor.

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Blackwell North Amer
For A Book of Luminous Things Nobel laureate poet Czeslaw Milosz has selected 300 of the world's greatest poems written throughout the ages, poems memorable for how they render the realities of the world palpable and immediate. They are organized under eleven headings - including "Epiphany," "Nature," "The Secret of a Thing," "Travel," "Places," and "The Moment." In addition to his introduction, Milosz contributes brief, penetrating commentary on each poet.
Among the poets included are Elizabeth Bishop, William Blake, Joseph Brodsky, Constantinos Cavafy, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Linda Gregg, Seamus Heaney, Zbigniew Herbert, Jane Hirshfield, Robinson Jeffers, D. H. Lawrence, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, Li Po, Antonio Machado, Thomas Merton, W. S. Merwin, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Po Chu-I, Rainer Maria Rilke, Theodore Roethke, Charles Simic, Gary Snyder, Wallace Stevens, May Swenson, Anna Swir, Wislawa Szymborska, Tu Fu, Wang Wei, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams.

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Houghton
Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz selects and introduces 300 of his favorite poems in this "magnificent collection" that ranges "widely across time and continents, from eighth century China to contemporary americanca" (San Francisco Chronicle).


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