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The Fall D. Nurkse

The Fall

D. Nurkse

Published September 24th 2002
ISBN : 9780375413650
Hardcover
112 pages
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In this elegant collection, D. Nurkse elegizes a lost father, a foreshortened childhood, anda young marriage. From the drenched lawns of suburbia to the streets of Brooklyn, he delivers up the small but crucial epiphanies that propel an AmericanMoreIn this elegant collection, D. Nurkse elegizes a lost father, a foreshortened childhood, anda young marriage. From the drenched lawns of suburbia to the streets of Brooklyn, he delivers up the small but crucial epiphanies that propel an American coming-of-age and chronicles the development of a tender yet exacting consciousness. As the diversions of childhood prefigure the heartbreak of adulthood, Nurkse captures the exquisite sadness of each small “fall” that carries us further from our early innocence. In the book’s final section, the poet turns to face mortality with a series of stirring poems about illness in midlife. Throughout, Nurkse celebrates the sheer strangeness of our perceptions in a language that is both astute and surpassingly lyrical.