Listening to the Candle by Peter Dale Scott
A Poem on Impulse (A New Directions Paperbook)

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Listen To The Candle is a booklength reflection on the poet's life. Listening followings Jakarta as the seconds step in a projected trilogy: Self-knowledge is more at issue than self-alienation; art perhaps overshadows politics; Rilke is more the poem's guide than pound.
 

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Peter Dale Scott is Professor of English Emeritus at the UniPeter Dale Scott is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of "Deep Polversity of California, Berkeley, and the author of "Deep Politics and the Death of JFK" (California, 1993). Scott is alsitics and the Death of JFK" (California, 1993). Scott is also a poet: in 2002, his "Seculum" trilogy won a Lannan Literao a poet: in 2002, his "Seculum" trilogy won a Lannan Literary Award. Jonathan Marshall is the Economics Editor of the "ry Award. Jonathan Marshall is the Economics Editor of the "San Francisco Chronicle" and the author of "To Have and HaveSan Francisco Chronicle" and the author of "To Have and Have Not: Southeast Asian Raw Materials and the Origins of the P Not: Southeast Asian Raw Materials and the Origins of the Pacific War" (California, 1995). acific War" (California, 1995).
 
Published January 1, 1992 by McClelland & Stewart. 204 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The speaker and a friend sit down to breakfast, for example, and ``set out the milk carton / with the face of the missing child.'' Art, politics and business intertwine, as when Scott notes that Van Gogh's Irises , ``too expensive to keep,'' went on auction as Sotheby's on ``The day that Wall Str...

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