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Upstream: Selected Essays

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A collection of essays in which poet Mary Oliver "reflects on her willingness, as a young child and as an adult, to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature. Emphasizing the significance of her childhood 'friend' Walt Whitman, through whose work she first understood that a poem is a temple, 'a place to enter, and in which to feel,' and who encouraged her to vanish into the world of her writing, Oliver meditates on the forces that allowed her to create a life for ...

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Upstream: Selected Essays
2019, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780143130086

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Upstream: Selected Essays
2016, Penguin Press

ISBN-13: 9781594206702

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