Sweet Nothings: An Anthology of Rock and Roll in American Poetry

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"Every lovesick summer has its song, And this one Ipretended to despise.But if I were alone when it came on, Iturned it up full-blast to sing along -- A primal scream in croakybaritone, The notes all flat, the lyrics mostly slurred -- Nowonder I spent so much time alongMaking the rounds in Dad's oldThunderbird." -- From "Cruising with the Beach Boys" byDana Gioia
No one should be surprised that rock and roll musicturns up in the work of many of the Baby-Boom poets, where it conjures up poignantmemories, evokes a specific mood, or haunts the poets' psychic landscape. Arrangedin a loosely thematic manner, the 125 poems in Sweet Nothings mirror the variedforms of rock and roll, mimic its sounds, bask in its innocence, draw inspirationfrom its rebelliousness. For this collection Jim Elledge has gathered works by 79poets, among them some of the most highly regarded poets of our time: Frank O'Hara, Joyce Carol Oates, David Wojahn, Thom Gunn, Rita Dove, Lynda Hull, Albert Goldbarth, Lisel Mueller, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gary Soto, William Matthews. In the final sectionof the book the poets comment on the relationship between their works and rock androll.
Instrumenten Solist: Jim Elledge
Editiert von: Jim Elledge
JIM ELLEDGE, Associate Professor of English at Illinois State University, has published two collections of poetry, Various Envies and Nothing Nice, and four critical volumes, including Frank O Hara: To Be True to a City, and Weldon Kees: A Critical Introduction. Formerly Assistant Editor of Poetry, he currently edits The Illinois Review."

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Autor: Jim Elledge
ISBN-13 :: 9780253208644
ISBN: 0253208645
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.06.1994
Gewicht: 417g
Seiten: 312
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 209x140x23 mm
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