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Blue Pastures

by Oliver, Mary

  • ISBN: 9780151001903
  • ISBN10: 0151001901

Blue Pastures

by Oliver, Mary

  • List Price: $22.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • Publish date: 11/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780151001903
  • ISBN10: 0151001901
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Description: With consummate craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has fashioned fifteen luminous prose pieces: of nature, of writing, of herself and those around her. She praises Whitman ("the brother I did not have") and denounces cuteness ("we are, none of use, cute"). She notes where the extraordinary is to be found ("it is more likely to stick to the risk-taker than the ticket-taker") and extols solitude ("creative work needs the whole sky to fly in, and no eye watching until it comes to that certainty which it aspires to"). Nature speaks to her, and she speaks to nature ("I put my face close to the lily, where it stands just above the grass, and give it a good greeting from the stem of my heart"). Says Mary Oliver, "This book is biased, opinionated; also it is joyful, and probably there's despair here too - can a life slide forward sixty years without it? But the reader will find the pleasures more certain, and more constant, than the rills of despond. Thus it has turned out in my life so far, influenced by the sustaining passions: love of the wild world, love of literature, love for and from another person".
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Seller: Arch Bridge Bookshop
Location: Bellows Falls, VT
Condition: Like New
8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Like new 1995 first edition hardcover book and dj both in like new condition. Scarce.
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8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Like new 1995 first edition hardcover book and dj both in like new condition. Scarce.
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Seller: Copperfield's Books (ABA)
Location: Petaluma, CA
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First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. A fine copy with a hint of rubbing to the dust jacket that appears to be more from production than use.
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First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. A fine copy with a hint of rubbing to the dust jacket that appears to be more from production than use.
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Seller: Manchester By the Book
Location: Manchester, MA
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