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The Resource 5? & other poems, Nicholas Christopher

5? & other poems, Nicholas Christopher

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5? & other poems
Title
5? & other poems
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Nicholas Christopher
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 5[actual symbol not reproducible] is a thirty-five-part sequence of interlocking poems that form a vast, brilliant allegory, combining themes of magic, spiritual transcendence and exploration. In luminously crafted verse, Christopher combines such seemingly disparate subjects as the lives of Harry Houdini and the English mystic and mathematician John Dee (who invented a language in which he communicated with angels); the brief, stormy collaboration between Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh; the Nazi occupation of an Aegean island; the descent of Persephone to the underworld; lunar cartography, and the twin motifs of space voyages and Arctic explorations; and the emblematic characters of Shakespeare's Tempest. All of these themes and characters emanate from a single night in an enormous city in which it is 5[actual symbol not reproducible]. 5[actual symbol not reproducible] is surely one of the most important long poems by an American poet in recent times
  • The volume also contains twenty-five new lyric and narrative poems, with subjects ranging from Vietnam and Bosnia to life on remote Pacific islands, from the elegiac to the surreal. Most of these poems first appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, and The Paris Review. Anthony Hecht has written that "Christopher's poetry is not merely extraordinarily good, but seems altogether in a class by itself." And in this, his fifth volume of poetry in twelve years, Christopher has further established himself as one of America's most distinguished and original poets
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Christopher, Nicholas
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Penguin poets
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  • American poetry
  • American literature
Label
5? & other poems, Nicholas Christopher
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Publication
Note
"A Penguin original"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
5[actual symbol not reproducible] -- Hibiscus Tea -- The Quinero Sisters, 1968 -- Terminus -- The Skeleton of a Trout in Shallow Water -- After a Long Illness -- Funeral Parlor, Trieste -- After Hours -- The Hotel Miramar -- Angel's Bakery -- The First Day of Spring -- The Palm Reader -- When the Hurricane Swerved Toward the Island -- Your Father's Ghost -- Bees -- A Storm -- Far from Home -- Cornelia Street, 6 A.M. -- Five Shades of Purple -- Railroad Bridge -- Assignation After Attending a Funeral -- May Day, 1992 -- Hanalei Valley -- 1960 -- Kismet, Paradise, and El Dorado -- The State Hospital, Honolulu
Control code
30919347
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 94 pages
Isbn
9780670853410
Lccn
94022934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1652531
Label
5? & other poems, Nicholas Christopher
Publication
Note
"A Penguin original"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
5[actual symbol not reproducible] -- Hibiscus Tea -- The Quinero Sisters, 1968 -- Terminus -- The Skeleton of a Trout in Shallow Water -- After a Long Illness -- Funeral Parlor, Trieste -- After Hours -- The Hotel Miramar -- Angel's Bakery -- The First Day of Spring -- The Palm Reader -- When the Hurricane Swerved Toward the Island -- Your Father's Ghost -- Bees -- A Storm -- Far from Home -- Cornelia Street, 6 A.M. -- Five Shades of Purple -- Railroad Bridge -- Assignation After Attending a Funeral -- May Day, 1992 -- Hanalei Valley -- 1960 -- Kismet, Paradise, and El Dorado -- The State Hospital, Honolulu
Control code
30919347
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 94 pages
Isbn
9780670853410
Lccn
94022934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1652531

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