Taking the Breath Away

Taking the Breath Away

Book - 1998
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Mythic and colloquial, lyrical and elegant, Taking the Breath Away introduces us to Harold Rhenisch's mature poetic voice in poems characterized by brilliant imagery and continuous reinvention. Long known as the poet of the land, the poet who conjures the land to speak, Rhenisch in this new collection bridges a host of Western artforms - gothic, baroque, folktale, ballad, post-modernism and the surreal - to extend our "dumbed-down" urban vision.Humorous and elegaic at once, Taking theBreath Away ranges from Okanagan farmers and Cariboo ranchers to Plato's Republic and German cathedrals, from mad King Ludwig of Bavaria to Van Gogh learning about Canadian snow. These are poems that lift Canadian colloquial speech into a sophisticated language that returns the world to a state of wonder.
Publisher: Vancouver : Ronsdale Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780921870555
Branch Call Number: 819.154/RHE 4565 1


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