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Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Art and Life of Poetry, Carl Phillips

Author:    Carl Phillips

Title:   Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Art and Life of Poetry

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Graywolf Press June 2004

ISBN Number:    1555974015 / 9781555974015

Seller ID:   85577

The Award-winning poet Carl Phillips grapples with issues of authority, identity, and beauty in these sensual and deeply intelligent essays
The "coin of the realm" is, classically, the currency that for any culture most holds value. In art, as in life, the poet Carl Phillips argues, that currency includes beauty, risk, and authority-values of meaning and complexity that all too often go disregarded. Together, these essays become an invaluable statement for the necessary-and necessarily difficult-work of the imagination and the will, even when, as Phillips states in his title essay, "the last thing that most human beings seem capable of trusting naturally-instinctively-is themselves, their own judgment."

Price = 15.00 USD



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