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Soliton: Poems

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Roald Hoffmann's fourth collection of poetry, Soliton, brings the full scope of his outlook-he writes of nature and bittersweet love, and on Jewish themes and his Holocaust survival. His poems are sometimes funny and always carefully observed and reflective. His work is intriguing, mysterious, ambitious, and accomplished.
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Overview

Roald Hoffmann's fourth collection of poetry, Soliton, brings the full scope of his outlook-he writes of nature and bittersweet love, and on Jewish themes and his Holocaust survival. His poems are sometimes funny and always carefully observed and reflective. His work is intriguing, mysterious, ambitious, and accomplished.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931112192
  • Publisher: Truman State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: New Odyssey Series
  • Pages: 86
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Tsunami 3
Why I Didn't Visit the Camp 4
Shall You Dance? 5
Dream Corps 7
Isaac's Fall 11
In View of the Promised Land 13
Olive Tree Master 15
Imitation of the Mothers 16
Natural History 18
Cupping 19
Flat Stones Beg to Be Recycled 21
The Reflection 22
For Every Thing There is a Time 27
Raisins for Being 28
Oak Land in Winter 29
Black but Comely 35
Birdland 37
The Philosopher's Stone Found in January 40
Proofs of the Existence of God 43
Oligopoem 44
Maya-Spectra 46
Le Chatelier's Principle 48
Malacology 49
Quantum Mechanics 51
Of the Land 55
Parallel Universes 56
Capoeira 57
Planck Was a Good Man 58
Proust and Cezanne 59
Fall Follies 63
The Zohar of Aging 65
We Will Not Be Moved 67
Polheim, Dec. 17, 1911 68
Ground Truths 70
This-and-No-Other-ness 72
From Surfeit to Dearth 73
Interface 77
Homecoming 78
Fields of Vision 79
Communication Problems 81
The Golden Boxes of Forgetting 83
Enough Already 85
About the Author 87
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