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DISTANCE FROM LOVED ONES by James Tate /SURREALISM /1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE---------------DISTANCE FROM LOVED ONES by James Tate. The same desperate hunger for love that informed the compelling poems in Tate's prize-winning first collection, The Lost Pilot, pervades his tenth book. In the title poem his mother describes in slapstick terms occurrences--from a botched facelift to cancer--that have befallen Zita; when the poet asks who Zita is, he hears: "I am Zita. . . . / And you, my son, who should have known me best, thought I was nothing but your mother." Lovers portrayed in these poems include a snow leopard and a woman who "carried an aura/ of innocence as well as death"; a beached bird's skull could be "my own long-lost ancestor." With expert craft, employing the surrealistic techniques that have been central to his work since the early 1970s, Tate drops his clown's mask long enough for readers to see real tears, while intentional cliches and linguistic puns drive home the point that he is not alone in his agony. This is the OVERSIZED softcover stated Wesleyan First Edition from 1990. Both the cover and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid soon for this magnificent, impossible-to-find POETRY COLLECTIBLE. I gladly accept PayPal and as preferable forms of payment (no personal checks!). Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. ALL OF MY LISTINGS ARE BETTER THAN AN AUCTION!! NAME THE REASONABLE PRICE YOU WANT TO PAY WHEN YOU CLICK BEST OFFER AND CHANCES ARE THE ITEM WILL BE YOURS--IMMEDIATELY!! NO WAITING FOR AN AUCTION TO END!! NEW!! NEW!! NEW! EVERY DAY WILL BE MARKDOWN SALE DAY IN MY STORE!!! HUGE DISCOUNTS WILL BE FOUND ON SPECIFIC ITEMS THAT CELEBRATE THE CALENDAR DAY ALL MARKDOWNS WILL LAST ONLY 24 HOURS---SO CHECK BACK EVERY DAY!! CLICK HERE-------- _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WANT TO SEE MORE?? FOR EXTRA-SPECIAL SAVINGS GO TO: BARRYS BARGAIN BIN for BOOKS THOUSANDS OF UNIQUE TITLES (no duplication) ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITION ! MUSIC IN ALL GENRES AND FORMATS (lps, 45s, 78s, and cassettes) ASSORTED RARE CURIOSITIES EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!! (NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! (EVEN THE OCCASIONAL UNREASONABLE OFFER) Be sure to add me to your favorites list 062808
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