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The Black Riviera

Mark Jarman

Publication Year: 1990

Yet, these are ultimately poems of survival. Jarman explores the redemptive power of the imagination and the ways in which we transform experience into stories we tell about our lives. His characters vividly express the will to cling to existence and understand it as they pursue the meaning of family, home, identity, and love. Invented memories resurrect a forgotten past, opening doors of possibility and adding a strange richness to everyday life. "Flowers of the flesh,/ Hung on the cliffs to watch and be watched./ Don't let me see reproach, don't let me see it,/ In your eyes. Let me be the only one/ Who knows and tells you."

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

Contents

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pp. vii-

The Children

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pp. 3-

The Black Riviera

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pp. 4-5

Human Geography

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pp. 6-8

Awakened by Sea Lions

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pp. 9-

The Mystic

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pp. 10-11

The Shrine and the Burning Wheel

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pp. 12-14

Between Flights

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pp. 15-16

Days of ' 74

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pp. 17-18

Good Friday

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pp. 19-22

Story Hour

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pp. 23-28

The Gift

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pp. 29-30

Liechtenstein

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pp. 31-35

The Home

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pp. 36-41

The Death of God

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pp. 42-44

Sea-Fig

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pp. 45-47

Testimony and Postscript

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pp. 48-49

Miss Urquhart's Tiara

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pp. 50-54


E-ISBN-13: 9780819572592
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819521705

Page Count: 64
Publication Year: 1990

Series Title: Wesleyan Poetry Series

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