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Cemetery Nights

Dobyns, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 0670814849 / ISBN 13: 9780670814848
Published by Viking Adult, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Crisp, clean pages; no owners' marks; square, tight binding; hard cover only mildly rubbed at spine ends. Jacket bears small chips at the free corners, spine head, and upper rear, as well as a thumbnail crease at the top front, a small, darkened spot at the left rear, and one small scratch each at the left and right rear, otherwise clean and lovely, now protected in a clear sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 064764

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Title: Cemetery Nights

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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Line breaks notwithstanding, Dobyns's sixth volume of poetryhe is also author of the praised Saratoga series of detective novelshas the structure of a self-contained collection of prose poems. Not strictly linked, they comprise a mythology of Dobyn's own creation. Some recurrent characters include: the dead, angels and devils of questionable competence, God and a variety of faceless creatures meant to designate Everyman. The poet and his family put in appearances in several parable-like stories, and Dobyns reworks myths in stories about Midas, Orpheus, Odysseus and Theseus. Throughout his work, there is a disturbing amount of pessimism. The extent of random evil in his universe outdoes even the dourest of existential philosophers. Yet such is the power of Dobyns's conviction and his art that these poems have enormous staying power, challenging the reader to refute, if pos-sible, their nightmare vision.
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