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A New Path to the Waterfall: Poems





# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1989-00-00 Atlantic Monthly Press  

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Introduction by Tess Gallagher Though Carver is generally acknowledged to be a master of the short story, his first published work was poetry, and this collection, his last work, was completed shortly before his untimely death. His poetry is as recognizably his own as his stories and, like them, evokes depths of meaning beneath a surface simplicity. In her moving introduction, Carver"s widow, writer Tess Gallagher, notes how often a particular poem calls to mind a corresponding story, and the reverse is also true. Indeed, to know Carver by his prose is to know him only partially. Master at illuminating those often mundane moments that starkly dramatize entire lives, Carver was also master at creating mood, and many of these poems have a striking lyrical intensity, especially when Carver unflinchingly faces death while celebrating life. A coda to a remarkable literary career.

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