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American Primitive

Mary Oliver

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Mary Oliver's most acclaimed volume of poetry, American Primitive contains fifty visionary poems about nature, the humanity in love, and the wilderness of America, both within our bodies and outside.
"American Primitive enchants me with the purity of its lyric voice, the loving freshness of its perceptions, and the singular glow of a spiritual life brightening the pages." -- Stanley Kunitz
"These poems are natural growths out of a loam of perception and feeling, and instinctive skill with language makes them seem effortless. Reading them is a sensual delight." -- May Swenson

Book Details

  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • Publish Date: Apr 30th, 1983
  • Pages: 88
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.40in - 0.30in - 0.25lb
  • EAN: 9780316650045
  • Categories: American - GeneralSubjects & Themes - Animals & NatureWomen Authors