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The Americans

Author: David Roderick
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Pitt poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Americans is an attempt, in poetry, to document American life by juxtaposing past and present, history and imagination.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Roderick
ISBN: 0822963124 9780822963127
OCLC Number: 880239893
Description: x, 78 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Dear suburb, --
After de Tocqueville --
On the bullet train from Hiroshima --
Letter to Shara in Amman --
Build your dream home here --
California clouds --
Dear suburb, --
Target --
Love field --
Ambassador Hotel --
Terra incognita --
Pale tornado --
Dear suburb, --
Self-portrait as David Lynch --
In my name --
Koi --
Self-portrait as David Hockney --
Western wind. Pastoral --
Akhmatova's ashtray --
44 Standish Avenue --
35 Miller Drive --
Green fields --
13 Pleasant Street --
New directive --
Landscape with tyrian purple --
Dear suburb, --
Thoreau's beans --
As when drought imagines fire --
Passionflower --
Dear suburb, --
The locusts --
Running bush --
Dear suburb, --
Eros and dust --
Running brush --
Faithful see Virgin Mary in office window.
Series Title: Pitt poetry series.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: David Roderick.
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"It's sort of remarkable the way David Roderick makes such gorgeous music of the deep and abiding loneliness of which our lives--and our nations and dreams--sometimes, often, are made. It's the Read more...

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