Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 102
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Sheldon Zitner summed up his career in a seven-word poem: "Here lies, as usual, a Jew d'esprit." The genial wit of "Trial Epithet" informs the whole of this deeply moving collection by a poet and scholar whom A.F. Moritz describes as "a man of the world in the best sense." Whether he is celebrating life's infinite creativity, recognizing the joy imprisoned in a wheelchair-bound man, or affirming art's mission to outlast atrocity, Zitner unswervingly follows Rilke's injunction to join "work of the eyes" with "heart-work." In the collection's title poem, Zitner states that "we invent the world we love, /and like the painter's eyes, our own/persuade the hard discrete details/ . . . to surrender to a luminous belonging." Throughout this wonderful collection, many such revelatory moments are caught and many details rendered with equal luminosity. In the poem he titled "Return from School after the Storm (1939): Soutine" about the artist's famous painting where two children walk across a...