Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Promised Lands Paperback – March 1, 1991

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$18.00 $0.79

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 9 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (March 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140586652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140586657
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.3 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,921,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

This is a baffling book. Sacks, a South African Jew who teaches in the United States, certainly has tales to tell about his homeland, his adopted country, and the Holy Land. And he's a technically accomplished poet, writing in a style reminiscent of Auden. Curiously, though, the spark is missing; he's like Auden without the wit, the bite. Imagery that should give the poems immediacy, a point of connection with the reader, instead appears as a complex overlay serving to distance us. Sacks offers a powerful portrait of a headmaster, moving poems about his parents, and, in several sequences, interesting correspondences of time and place: an angel at Los Alamos, a jet over Nazareth. In searching out his heritage he often connects biblical stories and places with his own life. But for all the care and obvious intelligence behind these poems, they seem academic.
- Kathleen Norris, Lemmon P.L., S.D.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers