Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems

Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems

eBook - 2013
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A powerful new collection from an award-winning poet Robert Wrigley has become one of his generation's most accomplished poets, renowned for his irony, power, and lucid style and for his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Like its namesake--Robert Burton's seventeenth-century examination of human thoughts and emotions--Wrigley's new collection means to examine our world through the lens of melancholia. From imagined war memorials to insomniac chickens; from Descartes' lost daughter to a dreaming tree; from King Kong to Rush Limbaugh; and from Anna Karenina to a man named Lucy Doolin (short for Lucifer), these are poems that elegize and celebrate that most beautiful, exasperating, joyous, miserable, and perfectly imperfect of all creatures--the human being.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Poets, [2013].
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781101592632
110159263X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (111 pages) : portraits.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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