One Train: Poems

By: Koch, Kenneth

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Book is in excellent condition with 1/4 cloth black boards on yellow with embossed print on cover, gilt at spine. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear only, no tears. Marked "First Edition" on publisher's page. Smells a bit of Nag Champa incense.


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Intensely serious beneath a surface of lightness and wit, Kenneth Koch's poems maintain power, Denis Donoghue wrote, by rarely choosing to exert it. Koch's virtuosity - he has written many plays, an extravagant novel (The Red Robins), and short stories (Hotel Lambosa), and has done numerous collaborations with painters - seems part of a continuing and energetic attempt to write (in the words of Ariosto) things never said in prose before or in verse. Almost every poem is a new kind of poem, a new flight - in this volume, for example, the theme and variations of One Train May Hide Another, the Poems by Ships at Sea, the post-Apollinairean couplets of A Time Zone, the Chinese poetry-influenced quatrains of The First Step, and the hundred or so brief poems that together make up the poem On Aesthetics.

Title: One Train: Poems

Author: Koch, Kenneth

Categories: Poetry,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Knopf: 1994

ISBN Number: 0679434178

ISBN Number 13: 9780679434177

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Poetry

Seller ID: 147099

Keywords: Duplications, Art of Love, Pleasues of Peace, Thank You and Other Poems, Ko, or a Season on Earth, a Change of Hearts, the Red Robins, I Never Told Anybody, Columbia University, ,