Elegy Larry Levis

ISBN: 9780822940432

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85 pages


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Elegy  by  Larry Levis

Elegy by Larry Levis
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A few days before his death in 1996, Larry Levis mentioned to his friend and former instructor Philip Levine that he had an all-but-completed manuscript of poems. The poems were written in the six years following publication of his previous book,MoreA few days before his death in 1996, Larry Levis mentioned to his friend and former instructor Philip Levine that he had an all-but-completed manuscript of poems. The poems were written in the six years following publication of his previous book, The Widening Spell of the Leaves, and continue and extend the jazz improvisations on themes that gave those poems their resonance.

There are poems of sudden stops and threats from the wild: an opossum halts traffic and snaps at pedestrians in posh west Los Angeles- a migrant worker falls victim to the bites of two beautiful black widow spiders- horses starve during a Russian famine- a thief, sitting in the rigging of Columbuss ship, contemplates his work in the New World. The collection culminates in the elegies written to a world in which culture fragments- in which the beasts of burden - the horses, the migrant workers - are worked toward death- a world in which Loves an immigrant, it shows itself in its work./ It works for almost nothing- a world in which you were no longer permitted to know, / Or to decide for yourself, /Whether there was an angel inside you, or whether there wasnt.



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