Saving Daylight

Saving Daylight

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by Jim Harrison
     
 

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"Jim Harrison is a writer with immortality in him." --The Times (London)

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Publishers Weekly
Mountains and forests from the American West, oneiric apparitions and a hard-won, slightly bitter wisdom pervade this 10th book of poems from the prolific Harrison (Shape of the Journey), whose many prose works include Legends of the Fall. Harrison's passionate, sometimes uncontrolled poems portray his upbringing in northern Michigan and his long residence in the wilds of Montana, where "The moose/ down the road wears the black cloak of a god," and any small "community can drown in itself,/ then come to life again." His tough-guy tone and terse descriptions, along with his unpretentious free-verse line, might recall Gerald Stern or even Richard Hugo. Yet his leaps from topic to topic, his declamations and spontaneous, mystical utterances, suggest instead a Latin American influence-several poems appear both in English and in Spanish in facing-page translations, and several more pay tribute to the wild intuitions of Pablo Neruda. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal

He's better known as a novelist, but Harrison writes tough, meditative poetry that appeals to a wide audience, capturing hard-won wisdom in language often evoking the scary beauty of this country's Northwest. His tenth collection is blessed with both wildness and grace. (LJ2/15/06)


—Barbara Hoffert

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619320475
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
124
Sales rank:
1,127,434
File size:
3 MB

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