Ten Windows Ten Windows

Ten Windows

How Great Poems Transform the World

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $13.99
    • $13.99

Publisher Description

A dazzling collection of essays on how the best poems work, from the master poet and essayist
 
“Poetry,” Jane Hirshfield has said, “is language that foments revolutions of being.” In ten eloquent and highly original explorations, she unfolds and explores some of the ways this is done—by the inclusion of hiddenness, paradox, and surprise; by a perennial awareness of the place of uncertainty in our lives; by language’s own acts of discovery; by the powers of  image, statement, music, and feeling to enlarge in every direction. The lucid understandings presented here are gripping and transformative in themselves. Investigating the power of poetry to move and change us becomes in these pages an equal investigation into the inhabitance and navigation of our human lives.

Closely reading poems by Dickinson, Bashō, Szymborska, Cavafy, Heaney, Bishop, and Komunyakaa, among many others, Hirshfield reveals how poetry’s world-making takes place: word by charged word. By expanding what is imaginable and sayable, Hirshfield proposes, poems expand what is possible. Ten Windows restores us at every turn to a more precise, sensuous, and deepened experience of our shared humanity and of the seemingly limitless means by which that knowledge is both summoned and forged.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.1
MB

More Books Like This

American Originality American Originality
2017
Don't Read Poetry Don't Read Poetry
2019
Spring and All (Facsimile Edition) Spring and All (Facsimile Edition)
2011
The Necessary Angel The Necessary Angel
1965
Six Memos for the Next Millennium Six Memos for the Next Millennium
2016
Break, Blow, Burn Break, Blow, Burn
2005

More Books by Jane Hirshfield

Come, Thief Come, Thief
2011
The Ink Dark Moon The Ink Dark Moon
1990
The Beauty The Beauty
2015
Mirabai Mirabai
2004
After After
2010
Ledger Ledger
2020

Customers Also Bought