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The Book of the Dead Man

Bell, Marvin

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ISBN 10: 1556590636 / ISBN 13: 9781556590634
Published by Copper Canyon Press, 1994
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First simultaneously issued wrappered edition. A FINE copy INSCRIBED by Bell on the half-title page. Bookseller Inventory # 91406

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Title: The Book of the Dead Man

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Marvin Bell's ninth major collection of poems is groundbreaking, his most provocative and imaginative work to date. The phrase "the dead man" resounds throughout like a drumbeat registering the wisdom and genius of ignorance, fallibility, and mutability with a Zen-like detachment. Defying paraphrase, Bell's new poems demand to be understood in the context of the incantatory line as he illuminates the transcendent inscape in its moment of self-revelation. The Book of the Dead Man demolishes boundaries between lyric poetry and serio-comic intensity, and announces a poetics of striking spiritual candor.

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The literary journal Prairie Schooner likens this work from Marvin Bell to "a broadcast from another planet, finally, after light years, reaching a single human listener." The reviewer seems to be referring to the juxtaposition of intimacy and distance in these poems. Funny, scary, serious, sad, this meditation on possible lives and afterlives whispers and cajoles, and ultimately sinks deeply into the reader's mind.

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