WorldCat Identities

Pastan, Linda 1932-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 252 publications in 2 languages and 8,054 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Performer, Signer, Inscriber
Classifications: PS3566.A775, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linda Pastan
Carnival evening : new and selected poems : 1968-1998 by Linda Pastan( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet Linda Pastan explores the complexities, passion, and dangers under the surfaces of ordinary life. She speaks in the voices of Penelope and Eve; of daughter, mother, and wife. This volume brings together new work along with poems gathered from nine previous collections. Pastan was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1991 to 1993
The five stages of grief by Linda Pastan( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PM/AM : new and selected poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for my life : poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroes in disguise : poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her eighth collection, Linda Pastan touches upon themes of family, childhood, time and loss, and the beauty of nature. "Let the eye enlarge with all it beholds," she says in the opening poem; she becomes a seer, as the San Francisco Review of Books has said, "returning to the role of the poet as it served the human race for centuries: to fuel our thinking, show us our world in new ways, and to get us to feel more intensely."
The imperfect paradise : poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fraction of darkness : poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early afterlife : poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the words of the Jerusalem Post, the writer reveals "the miraculous in the common." In the poem, In a Northern Country, she writes: "The world wounds us / with its beauty, as if it knew / we had to leave it soon." By the author of The Imperfect Paradise
Aspects of Eve : poems by Linda Pastan( )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The last uncle by Linda Pastan( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems that focus on the themes of aging, loss, and death
Traveling light : poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In another poem from this new book Pastan tells us: "It is the ordinary that comes to save you." It is the transformation of the ordinary into something strange and luminous that is the hallmark of her remarkable work"--
Music for violin by David Liptak( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insomnia : poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These poems chart the journeys of sleepless nights when whole lifetimes seem to pass with their stories: loves lost and gained; children and seasons in their phases; and the world beyond, both threatening and enriching life. The time before sleep acts as an invitation to reflect on the world's quieter movements--from gardens heavy after a first storm to the moon slipping into darkness in an eclipse--as well as on the subtle but relentless passage of time. Insomnia embodies Linda Pastan's graceful and iconic voice, both lucid and haunting
Queen of a rainy country by Linda Pastan( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Linda Pastan writes, "the art that mattered / was the life led fully / stanza by swollen stanza." That life is portrayed here, from the poet's earliest childhood memories to the surprises that come with age"--
A perfect circle of sun by Linda Pastan( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting the table : poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the way to the zoo : poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems of Linda Pastan by Linda Pastan( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dog runs through it : poems by Linda Pastan( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reflecting on her long and celebrated career in poetry, Linda Pastan was struck by the number of dogs that have appeared in her poems, whether as the primary subject or in the briefest of allusions. Dogs run through these poems, so to speak. The poems span the lighthearted to the serious, from the antics of training a recalcitrant dog to the grief at a beloved dog's death. With warmth, dignity, and quiet power, Pastan explores the many roles of these devoted animals, from household pet to Argos, Pluto, and the Dog Star. ENVOI We're signing up for heartbreak, We know one day we'll rue it. But oh the way our life lights up The years a dog runs through it"--
Even as we sleep by Linda Pastan( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The five stages of grief
Alternative Names
Linda Pastan Amerikaans dichteres

Linda Pastan écrivaine américaine

Linda Pastan escritora estadounidense

Linda Pastan yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

לינדה פסטן

לינדה פסטן סופרת אמריקאית

Languages
English (142)

Hebrew (1)

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The five stages of griefPM/AM : new and selected poemsWaiting for my life : poemsHeroes in disguise : poemsThe imperfect paradise : poemsA fraction of darkness : poemsAn early afterlife : poemsAspects of Eve : poems