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Imperfect Thirst [Paperback]

Galway Kinnell
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  • Paperback: 81 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade); Reprint edition (14 Mar 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039575528X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395755280
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 15 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,050,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Poems address such topics as love, childhood memories, the nature of art, and the art of nature.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Robert Frost whose life overflows with passion 22 Oct 1998
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This is poetry about what it is to see and feel more passion than anyone else around you. There is a sense of frustration that does not exist in his earlier work but the same themes of love, and missing love are painfully felt. This is not introspective or wimpy however, one feels the poet as a liver of life to the full - even when it is painful. Some of the poems lack the fire of the early work - nothing is as powerful as THE BEAR - but as we all grow older his vision of life as it is is still touches heartstrings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where is everyone? 12 Feb 2005
By Driver9 - Published on
Was there some kind of electronic mishap which erased all the reviews for this elegant and beguiling book of poems? Or is it possible that I, a mere plodding pedestrian, who approached the world of poetry with deliberate reserve, could be the first person to review this book which has been around since 1994? Tell me it is not possible that no other soul out there in deepest Amazonia has been touched by this wonderful work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling 27 Sep 2008
By Bella May - Published on
Something about Galway Kinnell makes you see death for what it is and find peace in that acceptance. His poems characterize the modern push for speed and excess as a search for stillness or contentment. I love the collection.
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