Blue Pastures

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With consummate craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has fashioned fifteen luminous prose pieces: on nature, writing, and herself and those around her. She praises Whitman, denounces cuteness, notes where to find the extraordinary, and extols solitude.

With consummate craftsmanship, Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author, has fashioned 15 luminous prose pieces, ten never before published, which should be of ...

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Overview

With consummate craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has fashioned fifteen luminous prose pieces: on nature, writing, and herself and those around her. She praises Whitman, denounces cuteness, notes where to find the extraordinary, and extols solitude.

With consummate craftsmanship, Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author, has fashioned 15 luminous prose pieces, ten never before published, which should be of singular interest to lovers of nature, students of writing, and the many admirers of her work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156002158
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 588,180
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America. Her books include Red Bird; Our World; Thirst; Blue Iris; New and Selected Poems, Volume One; and New and Selected Poems, Volume Two. She has also published five books of prose, including Rules for the Dance and, most recently, Long Life. She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Of Power and Time 1
At Herring Cove 9
My Friend Walt Whitman 13
Owls 17
Blue Pastures 23
Four Companions with a Zest for Life 31
The Ponds 37
Pen and Paper and a Breath of Air 45
Fry 61
Staying Alive 63
Steepletop 73
Sand Dabs, One 89
A Few Words 91
The Poet's Voice 95
Sand Dabs, Two 117
Afterword 119
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