Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Mysteries of Small Houses

by Alice Notley

  • ISBN: 9780140588965
  • ISBN10: 0140588965

Mysteries of Small Houses

by Alice Notley

  • List Price: $22.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 06/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780140588965
  • ISBN10: 0140588965
used Add to Cart $2.02
You save: 91%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $15.90
You save: 28%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: A major poet's unflinching exploration of the landscape of memory

Alice Notley vividly reconstructs the mysteries, longings, and emotions of her past in this brilliant new collection of poems that charts her growth from young girl to young woman to accomplished artist. In this volume, memories of her childhood in the California desert spring to life through evocative renderings of the American landscape, circa 1950. Likewise, her coming of age as a poet in the turbulent sixties is evoked through the era's angry, creative energy. As she looks backward with the perspective that time and age allows, Notley ably captures the immediacy of youth's passion while offering her own dry-eyed interpretations of the events of a life lived close to the bone. Like the colorful collages she assembles from paper and other found materials, Notley erects structures of image and feeling to house the memories that swirl around her in the present.

In their feverish, intelligent renderings of moments both precise and ephemeral, Notley's poems manage to mirror and transcend the times they evoke. Her profound tributes to the stages of her life and to the identities she has assumed -- child, youth, lover, poet, wife, mother, friend, and widow -- are remarkable for their insight and wisdom -- and for the courage of their unblinking gaze.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Seattle Goodwill
Location: Seattle, WA
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
May have some shelf-wear due to normal use.
Price:
$2.02
Comments:
May have some shelf-wear due to normal use.
Seller: GoodDealsOnUsedBooks
Location: Aurora, IL
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
0140588965 Item in good condition and has highlighting/writing on text. Used texts may not contain supplemental items such as CDs, info-trac etc...
Price:
$2.30
Comments:
0140588965 Item in good condition and has highlighting/writing on text. Used texts may not contain supplemental items such as CDs, info-trac etc...
Seller: St. Vinnie's Books
Location: Eugene, OR
Condition: Acceptable
In rough condition Former Library book. Paperback The item is fairly worn but
[...]
Price:
$2.80
Comments:
In rough condition Former Library book. Paperback The item is fairly worn but
[...]
Seller: Hippo Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Good
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Price:
$3.21
Comments:
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Seller: 8trax Media
Location: Mansfield, MA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Good shape with typical wear. Has a remainder mark. Paperback Used-Very Good 1998First Edition.
Price:
$7.03
Comments:
Good shape with typical wear. Has a remainder mark. Paperback Used-Very Good 1998First Edition.
Seller: talesforu
Location: Lodi, WI Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
Paperback in very good condition. Light edge wear to covers. Binding is
[...]
Price:
$9.50
Comments:
Paperback in very good condition. Light edge wear to covers. Binding is
[...]
Seller: Patty King, Hilltop Book Shop
Location: Prairie du Sac, WI
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Paperback in very good condition. Light edge wear to covers. Binding is
[...]
Price:
$10.68
Comments:
Paperback in very good condition. Light edge wear to covers. Binding is
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$10.81
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Book Alley
Location: Pasadena, CA
Condition: Very Good
First Edition. 1st Pr. Very Good-. Some scuffing to the cover and wear along
[...]
Price:
$15.68
Comments:
First Edition. 1st Pr. Very Good-. Some scuffing to the cover and wear along
[...]
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).