Collected Later Poems

Collected Later Poems

Toby Olson

30,43 €
IVA incluido
Disponible
Editorial:
Shearsman Books
Año de edición:
2024
ISBN:
9781848619234
30,43 €
IVA incluido
Disponible

Selecciona una librería:

  • Donde los libros
  • Librería 7artes
  • Librería Elías (Asturias)
  • Librería Kolima (Madrid)
  • Librería Proteo (Málaga)

Toby Olson began writing poetry while in high school and he continued writing it while in the U.S. Navy, and later as a student at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He received a Master’s Degree at Long Island University in New York, after which he taught Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. His first novel was The Life of Jesus, and this was followed by eleven books of fiction and many books of poetry. He considers himself a poet who also writes fiction, and now, in his mid-eighties, he continues in the writing of both arts. Though there were poems written in the years between 1983 and 94, most of his efforts in those eleven years were spent writing fiction. Four novels were published in that time, and come 1994 he found he had enough poems for a book, Unfinished Building, and while he continued with fiction, he also found he was writing poetry, and since then he has managed to work at both arts. This volume, including the aforementioned book, contains the collections Human Nature (New Directions), Darklight and Death Sentences (both from Shearman Books), and See / Saw, published here for the first time.

Artículos relacionados

Otros libros del autor

  • Collected Earlier Poems
    Toby Olson
    Toby Olson began writing poetry while in high school and he continued writing it while in the U.S. Navy, and later as a student at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He received a Master’s Degree at Long Island University in New York, after which he taught Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. His first novel was The Life of Jesus, and this was followed by elev...
    Disponible

    30,36 €

  • Journeys on a Dime
    Toby Olson
    Twenty-four short stories by Toby Olson are collected here for the first time. They move effortlessly from depictions of American working-class and suburban life to wondrous and sometimes grotesque surrealism, but always with an undertone of humanity and humour. This selection, spanning Olson’s career, forms a fine introduction to the work of this noted contemporary novelist an...
    Disponible

    14,39 €

  • Walking
    Toby Olson
    By turns romantic and disquieting, Toby Olson’s Walking weaves the real and the imagined into a chilling, occasionally hopeful tapestry. Set on an imaginary peninsula on the New England coast, Walking presents a lyrical, nightmarish, and unexpected world, replete with ski mountains, flocks of sheep, and a weeklong Day of the Dead festival. In the midst of this strange place liv...
    Disponible

    17,21 €

  • Death Sentences
    Toby Olson
    Death Sentences is Toby Olson’s first major collection since Darklight (Shearsman, 2007), and many of the poems herein are addressed to his wife, Miriam, who died, after suffering for years from Alzheimer’s disease, in 2014. Many of the other poems, typical of Olson’s concerns, stand as celebrations of what is observed, without metaphor or other literary devices intervening. Th...
    Disponible

    15,10 €

  • The Other Woman
    Toby Olson
    In 2014, Toby Olson’s wife Miriam died at the age 80, and after nearly 50 years of marriage. She had suffered from Alzheimer’s for some years before her death and Toby became her principal carer. This is a memoir of that period, a story of love and frustration, remembering and forgetting. Miriam is also The Other Woman of the title - a woman other than the one she once was. ...
    Disponible

    15,75 €

  • Darklight
    Toby Olson
    Author of ten novels (among others The Life of Jesus, Seaview and Utah) and over 20 collections of poetry (including We Are the Fire - Selected Poems, and Human Nature, both from New Directions), Toby Olson’s new collection demonstrates that the passage of time has only sharpened his narrative voice. Toby Olson is a story-teller, puckish and avuncular by turns, and this new col...
    Disponible

    17,99 €