XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century

3.86 avg rating
( 36 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780062427359: XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century

Pulitzer Prize finalist

A poetic history of the twentieth century from one of our most beloved, popular, and highly lauded poets—a stirring, strikingly original, intensely imagined recreation of the most potent voices and searing moments that have shaped our collective experience.

XX is award-winning poet Campbell McGrath’s astonishing sequence of one hundred poems—one per year—written in a vast range of forms, and in the voices of figures as varied as Picasso and Mao, Frida Kahlo and Elvis Presley. Based on years of historical research and cultural investigation, XX turns poetry into an archival inquiry and a choral documentary. Hollywood and Hiroshima, Modernism and propaganda, Bob Dylan and Walter Benjamin—its range of interest encompasses the entire century of art and culture, invention and struggle.

Elegiac and celebratory, deeply tragic and wickedly funny, XX is a unique collection from this acknowledged master of historical poetry, and his most ambitious book yet.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Campbell McGrath is the author of nine previous books, eight of them available from Ecco Press. He has received numerous prestigious awards for his poetry, including a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been published in the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, the Paris Review, the New Yorker, Poetry, and Ploughshares, among other prominent publications, and his poetry is represented in dozens of anthologies. He teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University, and lives with his family in Miami Beach.

Review:

“A funny, learned, awestruck ode to the last century.” (O magazine)

“Expansive. . . . The richness of the book . . . comes from McGrath’s deep understanding of history - especially the latter part of the century- and his ability to choose memories that will resonate with readers.” (Washington Post)

“Campbell McGrath’s whizzing, ambitious project captures each of the 20th century’s years in the voice of some great cultural icons. . . . This is a book of ideas. But even more than this, it is a book for velocity itself.” (NPR)

“XX...seems to launch its own defense of the humanities and their presence in our lives” (New Yorker)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 25.99
US$ 7.99

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McGrath, Campbell
Published by Ecco 2016-03-22 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062427350 ISBN 13: 9780062427359
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco 2016-03-22, 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780062427359B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

McGrath, Campbell
Published by Ecco
ISBN 10: 0062427350 ISBN 13: 9780062427359
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Crashing Rocks Books
(Punta Gorda, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062427350 New Book. May have shelf wear from storage. Ships Fast with tracking!. Bookseller Inventory # 9780062427359

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Campbell McGrath
ISBN 10: 0062427350 ISBN 13: 9780062427359
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800624273590000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

McGrath, Campbell
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062427350 ISBN 13: 9780062427359
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062427350

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

McGrath, Campbell
ISBN 10: 0062427350 ISBN 13: 9780062427359
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780062427359

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

McGrath, Campbell
ISBN 10: 0062427350 ISBN 13: 9780062427359
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780062427359

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Campbell McGrath
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062427350 ISBN 13: 9780062427359
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A poetic history of the twentieth century from one of our most beloved, popular, and highly lauded poets-a stirring, strikingly original, intensely imagined recreation of the most potent voices and searing moments that have shaped our collective experience. XX is award-winning poet Campbell McGrath s astonishing sequence of one hundred poems-one per year-written in a vast range of forms, and in the voices of figures as varied as Picasso and Mao, Frida Kahlo and Elvis Presley. Based on years of historical research and cultural investigation, XX turns poetry into an archival inquiry and a choral documentary. Hollywood and Hiroshima, Modernism and propaganda, Bob Dylan and Walter Benjamin-its range of interest encompasses the entire century of art and culture, invention and struggle. Elegiac and celebratory, deeply tragic and wickedly funny, XX is a unique collection from this acknowledged master of historical poetry, and his most ambitious book yet. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780062427359

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Campbell McGrath
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062427350 ISBN 13: 9780062427359
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A poetic history of the twentieth century from one of our most beloved, popular, and highly lauded poets-a stirring, strikingly original, intensely imagined recreation of the most potent voices and searing moments that have shaped our collective experience. XX is award-winning poet Campbell McGrath s astonishing sequence of one hundred poems-one per year-written in a vast range of forms, and in the voices of figures as varied as Picasso and Mao, Frida Kahlo and Elvis Presley. Based on years of historical research and cultural investigation, XX turns poetry into an archival inquiry and a choral documentary. Hollywood and Hiroshima, Modernism and propaganda, Bob Dylan and Walter Benjamin-its range of interest encompasses the entire century of art and culture, invention and struggle. Elegiac and celebratory, deeply tragic and wickedly funny, XX is a unique collection from this acknowledged master of historical poetry, and his most ambitious book yet. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780062427359

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

McGrath, Campbell
Published by Ecco (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062427350 ISBN 13: 9780062427359
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco, 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062427350

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

McGrath, Campbell
Published by Ecco
ISBN 10: 0062427350 ISBN 13: 9780062427359
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ecco. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062427350 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9780062427359

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book