The Unswept Room

The Unswept Room

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
From Sharon Olds—a stunning new collection of poems that project a fresh spirit, a startling energy of language and counterpoint, and a moving, elegiac tone shot through with humor.

From poems that erupt out of history and childhood to those that embody the nurturing of a new generation of children and the transformative power of marital love, Sharon Olds takes risks, writing boldly of physical, emotional, and spiritual sensations that are seldom the stuff of poetry.

These are poems that strike for the heart, as Sharon Olds captures our imagination with unexpected wordplay, sprung rhythms, and the disquieting revelations of ordinary life. Writing at the peak of her powers, this greatly admired poet gives us her finest collection.


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
Looking at the interrelationships among family members, this collecton of poetry examines the traumas of childhood, the estrangement between mother and daughter, and the transformative power of marital love and motherhood.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2002
ISBN: 9780375709982
0375709983
9780375414893
0375414894
Branch Call Number: 811 OLDS
Characteristics: ix, 123 pages ; 21 cm

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