Beautiful False Things: Poems

Irving Feldman (Author)
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Description

This tenth collection of Irving Feldman's poems extends what readers and critics have long recognized as a body of work singular in its lyric, visionary, even prophetic intensity; its extravagant wit; its powerful storytelling; and its variety of voices and range of feeling - playful, tender, ardent, biting, enthralled. Here, among the major poems of Beautiful False Things, the stand-up comic Larry Sunrise of "Funny Bones" duels with death in Florida; in "Oedipus Host," Oedipus arrives from his millennia-long trek to host a TV talk show; and the plucky feminist heroine of "Heavenly Muse" visits yet another barely worthy male poet. In the tragicomic title poem, "translation" comes to stand for the dilemmas of expression in a culture that sucks up language and spews it back.

Product Details

Price
$13.00  $11.96
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
February 04, 2000
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.44 X 0.32 X 8.19 inches | 0.28 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802136572
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About the Author

Irving Feldman, Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at the State University of New York, Buffalo, is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently of Teach Me, Dear Sister (1983) and All of Us Here (1986, 1991).