The Rescued Year: Poems.
by [Poetry] Stafford, William.
Harper & Row,,
A Fine copy in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket. In "The Rescued Year" Stafford deepens both his technique and his autobiographical associations, especially in the twenty memory-pieces of the opening section. Here the influence of Life Studies is evident, . A calm austerity, careful naturalistic details, muted rhymes and flexible cadences singularly express a subdued moral pathos, an intermingling of past and present, a commentary on one's allegiances, hopes, doubts, defeats. Symbolist strains, as well as social and political attitudes, inform the book as a whole; but it is the recurring imagery of seasons, landscapes, and particular people which best signify Stafford's instinctively humane temperament, the genuineness of his concerns, the lovely integrity of his lines.
Edition: First Printing of the First Edition
Book Id: 24685