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Breathing the Water

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ISBN-10: 0811210278

ISBN-13: 9780811210270

Edition: N/A

Authors: Denise Levertov

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Arranged in seven parts and culminating in the superb "The Showings: Lady Julian of Norwich," Breathing the Water draws the readers deep into spiritual domains--not in order to leave the world behind, but to reanimate our sometimes dormant love for it.
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 3/17/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 100
Size: 5.30" wide x 8.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.242

Born in Essex, England, Denise Levertov became a U.S. citizen after her marriage to Mitchell Goodman, the writer who was indicted, with Benjamin Spock and the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, for his antiwar activities. She came to New York to live in 1948. Levertov acknowledges that her writing was influenced by William Carlos Williams, Charles Olson, and Robert Duncan. After her first book, The Double Image (1946), was published in England in 1946, she did not produce another volume until 1957, when City Lights brought out Here and Now. In 1961 she was poetry editor for the Nation, and in 1965 she received the grant in literature from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Her essays…