Madame De Sevigne

Madame De Sevigne

A Life And Letters

Book - 1983
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In these 40 powerful new poems, Sarah Broom explores the effect of a life-threatening condition by way of the landscapes of the natural world, charting the hardest things in beautiful language. Broom's forte is in encapsulating, expressing, and making sense of strong internal feeling and turmoil through metaphor, and in Gleam , her poems bring together heightened emotion, a robust sense of the physical body, and an external landscape in controlled, sinewy language. In the title poem, she charts a radiotherapy session in both physical and metaphoric terms: "there are avenues of light / and now there is a wide and open terrain, my brain / is a vast, hilly country." This impressive collection examines basic human truths with clarity and force and will open out painful, rewarding vistas for its readers.

Publisher: New York Knopf 1983
ISBN: 9780394414720


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Jan 23, 2019

The description for this book is the wrong book. This book about Madame de Sevigne is very comprehensive and well-written. The translations into English are done by the author and are very complete. The book shows us that people have not really changed in 300 years by our sentiments of humanity and our loves. I wish I had known Madame de Sevigne personally. She was a very warm and caring person.

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