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作者 Cummins, James
書名 Then & Now : Poems
出版項 Athens : Ohio University Press, 2004
國際標準書號 9780804040181 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (87 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Spoken Nervously by Torchlight to Angry Villagers -- We'll Always Have Paris -- Lullaby of Broadway -- Spring Comes to Hamilton Avenue -- From a Notebook -- Poster Children -- To Helen Vendler and Jorie Graham at Harvard -- Tails -- The World's Trade -- Scene at the End of the World -- Home Fires -- Collegiality -- Orpheus Picks Up His Dry Cleaning -- Weary Orpheus -- Orpheus Watches His Daughter Blow Out Candles -- Orpheus Fixes Himself a Cup of Tea -- Tattoo -- Echo -- Elegy -- Donut Life -- Solstice Moon -- Practical Immortalities -- Now and Then -- Prayer for My Daughters -- After These Messages -- Doing Lunch -- Bay Bus Terminal, San Francisco, 1974 -- Epithalamium for a Teacher -- Old Man -- Nurses -- The Player -- Against Wordplay -- Doherty Christmas Show -- Poetry Reading -- Edmund Wilson and His Wife, Elena, Have Dinner with Edna St.Vincent Millay and Her Husband, Eugen Boissevain, August 6, 1948 -- Parasite -- Dream with Fred Astaire -- Song -- Needs -- For Margaret -- The Clockmaker -- Notes
James Cummins's first book of poems, The Whole Truth, became known throughout much of the poetry world as the "Perry Mason sestinas." His second book, Portrait in a Spoon, was chosen by Richard Howard for the James Dickey Prize Contemporary Poetry Series. His latest and most accomplished work is collected in Then & Now, which reflects the same inventiveness and wit evident in his earlier books, with a deepening of tone and spirit. The result is a collection of poems filled with feeling and with Cummins's signature anguished humor. If the language of poetry is a way into a hall of mirrors of the self, it can be a way out, too. The voice that emerges in Then & Now is sane, imaginative, bemused, and sly, not only taking responsibility for the character of the writer put fully on display, but ironically and affectionately exploring how this process occurs. Doing Lunch You have lunch with a friend. You put on a false face for him, because he is your friend. You want to spare him your maunderings, your lies and malfeasance. But this is just what your friend desires, because he is your friend. He wants your face to fall open in front of him and twitch like a rabbit hit on the fly. He says he wants the latest word from the border region between narcissism and an inner life. And laughs. Shamelessly, you tell him everything, because he is your friend
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Cummins, James Then & Now : Poems Athens : Ohio University Press,c2004 9780804010672
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