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Falling ill, C.K. Williams

Label
Falling ill
Title
Falling ill
Statement of responsibility
C.K. Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A capstone to an unforgettable career; Over the past half century, the great shape-shifting poet C. K. Williams took upon himself the poet's task: to record with candor and ardor the burden of being alive. In Falling Ill, his final volume of poems, he brings this task to its conclusion, bearing witness to a restless mind's encounter with the brute fact of the body's decay, the spirit's erasure. Written with unsparing lyricism and relentless discursive logic, these brave poems face unflinchingly the dreadful edge of a precipice where a futureless future stares back. Urgent, unpunctuated, headlong, vertiginous, they race against time to trace the sinuous, startling twists and turns of consciousness. All is coming apart, taken away, except the brilliant art to describe it as the end is coming. All along is the reassurance of love's close presence. Here are no easy resolutions, false consolations. Like unanswered prayers, they are poems of deep interrogation a dialogue between the agonized I in its harrowing here-and-nowness and the elusive you of the beloved who flickers achingly just out of reach. Williams's "Falling Ill" takes its place among the enduring works of literature about death and departure
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, C. K.
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I4483
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Mortality
  • Death
  • Mortality
  • POETRY / American
  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss
Label
Falling ill, C.K. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flame -- Diagnosis -- Box -- Heading home -- Pops -- My body -- Telling -- Next -- Face -- First dying -- Names -- You -- Tasks -- Really -- Eyes -- Bone -- Old -- Symptoms -- Secrets -- Labor -- Rays -- Better -- Rage -- Impatience -- My double -- What -- Worse -- How many -- Friends -- Fine -- The past -- Everyone -- Here -- Coward -- Wounded earth -- Embrace -- Bad day -- The heart -- Lonely -- Begun again -- Can it be lost? -- Trees -- Crying -- Others -- Air -- Depression -- Day off -- Against me -- Lord death -- Life -- Whenever -- Farewell
Control code
1798774
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
54 pages
Isbn
9780374152208
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016025612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374152208
  • (OCoLC)951915915
Label
Falling ill, C.K. Williams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flame -- Diagnosis -- Box -- Heading home -- Pops -- My body -- Telling -- Next -- Face -- First dying -- Names -- You -- Tasks -- Really -- Eyes -- Bone -- Old -- Symptoms -- Secrets -- Labor -- Rays -- Better -- Rage -- Impatience -- My double -- What -- Worse -- How many -- Friends -- Fine -- The past -- Everyone -- Here -- Coward -- Wounded earth -- Embrace -- Bad day -- The heart -- Lonely -- Begun again -- Can it be lost? -- Trees -- Crying -- Others -- Air -- Depression -- Day off -- Against me -- Lord death -- Life -- Whenever -- Farewell
Control code
1798774
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
54 pages
Isbn
9780374152208
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016025612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374152208
  • (OCoLC)951915915

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