Failure

Poems
Product Number: EB00031141
Released: Apr 06, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547539379
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Description

A Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection of "heartbreaking tenderness" (Gerald Stern). A driven immigrant father; an old poet; Isaac Babel in the author's dreams: Philip Schultz gives voice to failures in poems that are direct and wry. He evokes other lives, too-family, beaches, dogs, the pleasures of marriage, the terrors of 9/11, New York City in the 1970s ("when nobody got up before noon, wore a suit/or joined anything")-and a mind struggling with revolutions both interior and exterior. Failure is a superb collection, "full of slashing language, good rhythms [and] surprises" (Norman Mailer). "Philip Schultz's poems have long since earned their own place in American poetry. His stylistic trademarks are his great emotional directness and his intelligent haranguing-of god, the reader, and himself. He is one of the least affected of American poets, and one of the fiercest." -Tony Hoagland

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Author(s): Philip Schultz
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Apr 06, 2009

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