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A Crows Dream

Douglas Valentine

Published by Oliver Arts and Open Press
ISBN 10: 0982987862 / ISBN 13: 9780982987865
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Title: A Crows Dream

Publisher: Oliver Arts and Open Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback

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Paperback. 110 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 0.4in.In Douglas Valentines A Crows Dream there is No dark side to The planet anymore. Other mysteries are ominous: How much of all that seems certain Could vanish with a word The natural world is tangible to Valentine as he prunes trees or watches ghostly columns of frozen mist arise from the Contoocook River in winter. Yet all is not lyric: Marvis Flynn, protagonist of a long poem that takes up a quarter of the book, parodies the Lords Prayer: Give us this day our daily dread. Sinister characters abound. The villainous Cadillac Jack compares his prostitutes to cars and strikes a match across her teeth. Love is uncertain, although it may redeem you; and, as in Ovid, characters who seem stable change into other forms-birds, perhaps. Sometimes Valentine channels Robert Frost, sometimes old ballads, sometimes the Surrealists. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780982987865

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Synopsis: In Douglas Valentine's A Crow's Dream "there is / No dark side to / The planet anymore." Other mysteries are ominous: "How much of all that seems certain / Could vanish with a word?" The natural world is tangible to Valentine as he prunes trees or watches "ghostly columns of frozen mist arise" from the Contoocook River in winter. Yet all is not lyric: Marvis Flynn, protagonist of a long poem that takes up a quarter of the book, parodies the Lord's Prayer: "Give us this day our daily dread." Sinister characters abound. The villainous Cadillac Jack compares his prostitutes to cars and strikes a match "across her teeth." Love is uncertain, although it may redeem you; and, as in Ovid, characters who seem stable change into other forms-birds, perhaps. Sometimes Valentine channels Robert Frost, sometimes old ballads, sometimes the Surrealists.

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