Appalachia

ISBN-10: 0374526249
ISBN-13: 9780374526245
Edition: 1st
Authors: Charles Wright
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Description: Almost thirty years ago, Charles Wright (who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry) began a poetic project of astonishing scope--a series of three  More...

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List price: $10.00
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 11/29/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Almost thirty years ago, Charles Wright (who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry) began a poetic project of astonishing scope--a series of three trilogies. The first trilogy was collected in Country Music, the second in The World of the Ten Thousand Things, and the third began with Chickamauga and continued with Black Zodiac. Appalachia is the last book in the final trilogy of this pathbreaking and majestic series. If Country Music traced "Wright's journey from the soil to the stars" and The World of the Ten Thousand Things "lovingly detailed" our world and made "a visionary map of the world beyond" (James Longenbach, The Nation), this final book in Wright's great work reveals a master's confrontation with his own mortality and his stunning ability to discover transcendence in the most beautifully ordinary of landscapes.

Poet Charles Wright was born on August 25, 1935 in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee. He earned a B. A. at Davidson College and then entered the army. Upon his exit from the service, Wright earned a M. A. at the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. Wright is currently a Souder Family Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Wright won the Pulitzer Prize and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his work Black Zodiac. Wright has also received the National Book Award for Country Music: Selected Early Poems, and the PEN Translation Prize for The Storm and Other Poems. In addition to the above awards, Wright has also received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit Medal and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Stray Paragraphs in February, Year of the Rat
Stray Paragraphs in April, Year of the Rat
Basic Dialogue
Star Turn
A Bad Memory Makes You a Metaphysician, a Good One Makes You a Saint
Thinking about the Poet Larry Levis One Afternoon in Late May
In the Kingdom of the Past, the Brown-Eyed Man Is King
Passing the Morning under the Serenissima
Venetian Dog
In the Valley of the Magra
Returned to the Yaak Cabin, I Overhear an Old Greek Song
Ars Poetica II
Cicada Blue
All Landscape Is Abstract, and Tends to Repeat Itself
Opus Posthumous
What Do You Write About, Where Do Your Ideas Come From?
Quotations
The Appalachian Book of the Dead II
Indian Summer II
Autumn's Sidereal, November's a Ball and Chain
The Writing Life
Reply to Wang Wei
Giorgio Morandi and the Talking Eternity Blues
Drone and Ostinato
Ostinato and Drone
"It's Turtles All the Way Down"
Half February
Back Yard Boogie Woogie
The Appalachian Book of the Dead III
Opus Posthumous II
Body Language
"When You're Lost in Juarez, in the Rain, and It's Eastertime Too"
The Appalachian Book of the Dead IV
Spring Storm
Early Saturday Afternoon, Early Evening
"The Holy Ghost Asketh for Us with Mourning and Weeping Unspeakable"
The Appalachian Book of the Dead V
Star Turn II
After Reading Tao Ch'ing, I Wander Untethered Through the Short Grass
Remembering Spello, Sitting Outside in Prampolini's Garden
After Rereading Robert Graves, I Go Outside to Get My Head Together
American Twilight
The Appalachian Book of the Dead VI
Landscape as Metaphor, Landscape as Fate and a Happy Life
Opus Posthumous III
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