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Flight among the tombs : poems / by Anthony Hecht ; wood engravings by Leonard Baskin.


The poetry of death. In Death of the Oxford Don, he writes: "Acquiring over years the appetite / And feeding habits of a parasite, / I live off the cold corpus of fine print, / Habited with black robes and heart of flint, / The word made flesh for me and me alone. / I gnaw and gnaw the satisfactory bone." With wood engravings by Leonard Baskin.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0679450955
  • ISBN: 9780679450955
  • Physical Description: viii, 76 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : 1996.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-76).
Formatted Contents Note:
Death sauntering about -- Death the hypocrite -- Death demure -- Peekaboo -- All out -- Death riding into town -- Death the inquisitor -- Death the Oxford Don -- Death as a member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke -- Death the knight -- Death the archbishop -- Death the society lady -- Death the poet -- Death the painter -- Death the judge -- Death the Mexican revolutionary
Death the punchinello -- Death the whore -- Death the film director -- Death the copperplate printer -- Death the scholar -- Death the carnival barker -- The whirligig of time -- A ruminant -- Prospects -- For James Merrill: an adieu -- Sisters -- The message -- The mysteries of Caesar -- To fortuna parvulorum -- A pledge -- The life of crime -- La-bàs: a trance -- Matisse: blue interior with two girls, 1947 -- Proust on skates -- A death in winter.
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Also issued online.
Subject: Death > Poetry.

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