Commonwealth of Wings: An Ornithological Biography Based on the Life of John James Audubon / Edition 1

Commonwealth of Wings: An Ornithological Biography Based on the Life of John James Audubon / Edition 1

by Pamela Alexander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819511935

ISBN-13: 9780819511935

Pub. Date: 04/01/1991

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Combining the best of poetry, nature writing, a biography, Pamela Alexander in her book-length “persona poem” brings to life John James Audubon and a world not yet aware of nature’s limits. She distills the essence of this remarkable naturalistic-artist and gives him voice to tell his life story in fragments and letters, journal entries, actual

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Combining the best of poetry, nature writing, a biography, Pamela Alexander in her book-length “persona poem” brings to life John James Audubon and a world not yet aware of nature’s limits. She distills the essence of this remarkable naturalistic-artist and gives him voice to tell his life story in fragments and letters, journal entries, actual vignettes, and lyrical passages. Captivating, and accessible, her poem reads with the authority of autobiography, the dramatic coherence of a novel, and the evocative clarity of an Audubon print. The reader, briefly transported to the natural world of America a century and a half ago, cannot help but contrast its condition today and feel a poignant sense of loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819511935
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

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