Landscape with Chainsaw

Landscape with Chainsaw

by James Lasdun
     
 

An exuberant and bold series of poems drawing on the poet's life in the Catskill Mountains. Questions of exile and belonging figure prominently, as does the struggle to find a viable relationship with the natural world. In the chainsaw—the book's central image—all manner of human traits are reflected with an intense, often comical brilliance.

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An exuberant and bold series of poems drawing on the poet's life in the Catskill Mountains. Questions of exile and belonging figure prominently, as does the struggle to find a viable relationship with the natural world. In the chainsaw—the book's central image—all manner of human traits are reflected with an intense, often comical brilliance.

Author Biography: James Lasdun is the author of, most recently, the short fiction collection Besieged. He lives in Woodstock, New York.

Editorial Reviews

Anthony Hecht
Brilliant ....certainly among the most gifted, vivid, and deft poets now writing in English.
J. D. McClatchy
[A] nervy and unnerving book, a canny and unsettling book-urgent, tender, large-souled. No serious reader should miss it.
Richard Howard
The prose drowned in these memorable verses [is] all the richer for the immersion. Fortified Lasdun, fortunate us!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393019636
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.57(d)

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