White Spaces: Selected Poems and Early Prose

White Spaces: Selected Poems and Early Prose

Regular price
$15.95
Sale price
$15.95
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 

Title: White Spaces: Selected Poems and Early Prose
Author: Auster, Paul
ISBN: 9780811229432
Publisher: New Directions
Published: 2020
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New


Poetry 1210860

Publisher Description:
White Spaces gathers the poetry and prose of Paul Auster from various small-press books issued throughout the seventies. These early poetic works are crucial for understanding the evolution of Auster's writing. Taut, lyrical, and always informed by a powerful and subtle music, his poems begin with basics--a swallow's egg, stones, roots, thistle, "the glacial rose"--and push language to the breaking point. As Robert Creeley wrote, "The enduring power of these early poems is their moving address to a world all too elusive, too fragmented, and too bitterly transient." Auster's poems are grounded in a physical utterance that is at once an exploration of the mind and of the world. This collection begins with compact verse fragments from Spokes (originally published in Poetry, 1971) and goes through Auster's marvelous later collections including Wall Writing (The Figures, 1976), Facing the Music (Parenthese, 1979), and White Spaces (Station Hill, 1980).