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Failure : poems / Philip Schultz.

By: Schultz, Philip.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2009Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed.Description: 106 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780156031288; 0156031280.Subject(s): American poetry -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 811/.54
Contents:
It's Sunday morning in early November -- Talking to ourselves -- Specimen -- The summer people -- The magic kingdom -- Louse Point -- The idea of California -- Kodak Park Athletic Association, 1954 -- Grief -- The absent -- My dog -- The garden -- Exquisite with agony -- Bronze crowd: after Magdalena Abakanowicz -- Why -- My wife -- Husband -- Uncle Sigmund -- The amount of us -- What I like and don't like -- Blunt -- Shellac -- The adventures of 78 Charles Street -- Isaac Babel visits my dreams -- Dance performance -- The traffic -- The truth -- The one truth -- Failure -- The wandering wingless.
Summary: "This superb Pulitzer Prize-winning collection gives voice to failure with a wry, deft touch from one of this country's most engaging and uncompromising poets. In "Failure, "Philip Schultz evokes the pleasures of family, marriage, beaches, and dogs; New York City in the 1970s; revolutions both interior and exterior; and the terrors of 9/11 with a compassion that demonstrates he is a master of the bittersweet and fierce, the wondrous and direct, and the brilliantly provocative. Filled with poems of "heartbreaking tenderness that go] beyond mere pity" (Gerald Stern), "Failure "is a collection to savor from this major American poet." -- from booksamillion.com.
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It's Sunday morning in early November -- Talking to ourselves -- Specimen -- The summer people -- The magic kingdom -- Louse Point -- The idea of California -- Kodak Park Athletic Association, 1954 -- Grief -- The absent -- My dog -- The garden -- Exquisite with agony -- Bronze crowd: after Magdalena Abakanowicz -- Why -- My wife -- Husband -- Uncle Sigmund -- The amount of us -- What I like and don't like -- Blunt -- Shellac -- The adventures of 78 Charles Street -- Isaac Babel visits my dreams -- Dance performance -- The traffic -- The truth -- The one truth -- Failure -- The wandering wingless.

"This superb Pulitzer Prize-winning collection gives voice to failure with a wry, deft touch from one of this country's most engaging and uncompromising poets. In "Failure, "Philip Schultz evokes the pleasures of family, marriage, beaches, and dogs; New York City in the 1970s; revolutions both interior and exterior; and the terrors of 9/11 with a compassion that demonstrates he is a master of the bittersweet and fierce, the wondrous and direct, and the brilliantly provocative. Filled with poems of "heartbreaking tenderness that go] beyond mere pity" (Gerald Stern), "Failure "is a collection to savor from this major American poet." -- from booksamillion.com.

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PHILIP SCHULTZ won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his most recent book of poems, Failure . His poetry and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker , Poetry , the Nation , the New Republic , and the Paris Review , among other magazines. In addition, he is the founder and director of the Writers Studio in New York.

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