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Dwelling Places

Is no certain dwelling placeDavid Ferry's Dwelling Places is a marvelous extremely moving book distinguished by Ferry's characteristic formal virtuosity extraordinarily fresh and 'inner' translations and a kind of driven anguished rage at both the social conditions in which human beings have to live and the mysteriously unchangeable.

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Hailed as one of the best contemporary poets writing in the English language David Ferry meditates unsentimentally in many of these powerful and often wrenching poems on the dispossession of people afflicted by madness homelessness or other forms of wildness The voices in all the poems in this book demonstrate how for each of us there.

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Tragedies of individual human lives The translations amplify and deepen the contemporary scenes I feel that in the future this will be perceived as a great book Frank BidartNot until I had read Dwelling Places several times did I see how ingeniously resourceful ambitious and admirably modest a book David Ferry has made Boston Review..

About the Author: David Ferry

David Ferry was born in Orange New Jersey in He is the author of a number of books of poetry and has translated several works from classical languages Currently he is the Sophie Chantal Hart Professor Emeritus of English at Wellesley College as well as a visiting lecturer in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Boston University and a distinguished visiting scholar at Suffolk Universi.

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  1. says:

    Very imaginative

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