Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

by Hayden Carruth

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Herbert Leibowitz
Never one to follow fashion, Mr. Carruth is enamored of ideas, he trusts the cumulative eloquence of mingling elevated and plain speech. Even at their most rhapsodic, his poems maintain a classic order and restraint....''The Sleeping Beauty'' weeps, bleeds, exalts and moves in slow, swaying, ''beautiful helical rhythms.'' Its emotional range owes much to the sonnet, that unappeasable ghost treading the formal rooms of all recent American poetic sequences. -- New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``An ambitious and strikingly lyrical work, the long poem intertwines dream and reality, myth and history, issues of the past and present. . . . Working within the structure of the well-known tale, Carruth writes about war, politics, love and ecology with sweeping imagination and depth of feeling,'' determined PW. (Oct.)
For this revised edition of his epic meditation on the nature of Romance, first published in 1982 (Harper & Row), Carruth has added a 125th canto and clarified several others. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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