Letters to a Stranger

Author(s): Thomas James; Lucie Brock-Broido (Introduction by)

Poetry

The searing collection, a cult favorite for decades, by the late Thomas James

I will last forever. I am not impatient--
My skin will wait to greet its old complexions.
I'll lie here till the world swims back again.
--from "Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh"

Thomas James's Letters to a Stranger--originally published in 1973, shortly before James's suicide--has become one of the underground classics of contemporary poetry. In this new edition, with an introduction by Lucie Brock-Broido and four of James's poems never before published in book form, this fraught and moving masterpiece is at last available.


Letters to a Stranger is a new book in the Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series, edited by Mark Doty, dedicated to bringing essential books of contemporary American poetry back into print.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781555975029
  • : Graywolf Press
  • : Graywolf Press
  • : June 2008
  • : .38 Inches X 6.9 Inches X 9.1 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 811/.5/4
  • : 811/.5/4
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Thomas James; Lucie Brock-Broido (Introduction by)
  • : Thomas James; Lucie Brock-Broido (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 88
  • : 88