By Robert Wrigley
A strong new assortment from an award-winning poet Robert Wrigley has develop into considered one of his generation's so much complete poets, popular for his irony, strength, and lucid type and for his skill to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Like its namesake—Robert Burton's seventeenth-century exam of human options and emotions—Wrigley's new assortment capacity to envision our international during the lens of melancholia. From imagined conflict memorials to insomniac chickens; from Descartes' misplaced daughter to a dreaming tree; from King Kong to hurry Limbaugh; and from Anna Karenina to a guy named Lucy Doolin (short for Lucifer), those are poems that elegize and rejoice that the majority appealing, exasperating, joyous, depressing, and completely imperfect of all creatures—the person.
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A strong new assortment from an award-winning poet Robert Wrigley has turn into one in all his generation's so much finished poets, well known for his irony, energy, and lucid variety and for his skill to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Like its namesake—Robert Burton's seventeenth-century exam of human innovations and emotions—Wrigley's new assortment skill to ascertain our international in the course of the lens of melancholia.
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As a lot a controversy as an anthology, this ebook should be of curiosity to scholars and students of South Asian reports, comparative faith, and Indian literatures.
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