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The Gold Cell: Poems.

Poetry] Olds, Sharon.

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ISBN 10: 0394556992 / ISBN 13: 9780394556994
Published by Knopf, New York, 1987
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A Very Good plus copy in gold paperback binding. This copy is signed by Sharon Olds on the titlepage. Promotional material stapled to front cover. Beneath the surface of life Olds discovers her own sexuality. Her obsessive descriptions of sex are too candid to be erotic: Olds searches through "all the eloquence of the body" for the means to assess her roles as daughter, lover, wife, mother, and woman. The best poetry occurs when Olds presents moments of awakening as though they had just happenedher baby's arms "bent like a crab's rosy legs, the/ thighs closely-packed plums in heavy syrup.". Bookseller Inventory # 25345

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Title: The Gold Cell: Poems.

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Edition: Uncorrected Proof..

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A new collection by the much praised poet whose second book THE DEAD AND THE LIVING, was both the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983 and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Sharon Olds was born in 1942, in San Francisco, and educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. Her first book of poems, Satan Says (1980), received the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award. Her second, The Dead and the Living, was both the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983 and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. She teaches poetry workshops in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and in the N.Y.U. workshop program at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York. More recently she was awarded the Walt Whitman Citation for Merit by the New York State Writers Institute of the State University of New York. The citation officially invested her with the title of New York State Poet for 1998-2000.

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