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Good Hope Road

Dischell, Stuart

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ISBN 10: 0670848220 / ISBN 13: 9780670848225
Published by Viking, New York, 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing, full number line. Inscribed, signed, and dated by the author on the blank page (except for the Viking colophon) before the title page: "For G-- / with friendship and gratitude-- / Stuart / 2/8/93." An entry in the National Poetry Series, selected by Thomas Lux. Quarterbound in blue paper-covered boards with a white cloth, gold-lettered spine. The inscriptee's name/address stamp on the front endpaper, else unmarked; some foxing to top of cloth spine; one page is corner-creased; corners of the boards are sharp. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $20.00); small creases to three of the four flap corners; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007706

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Title: Good Hope Road

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Good Hope Road is one of those rare books of verse that combine lyricism with the momentum of narrative, a concern for dailiness with a willingness to embrace wildness. Like Joyce’s Dubliners, the twelve poems of the opening sequence, “Apartments,” reflect a wide panorama of contemporary urban consciousness. Dischell’s subjects are wronged lovers, thwarted citizens, an idealistic veteran, bickering relations—all with their entangled, fractious alliances. In “Household Gods,” the book’s second section, Dischell presents dramatic monologues whose scenes are the shore, the city, and the countryside. Here are homages and elegies; poems of childhood, betrayal, and loss. Observant and compassionate, this edition of Good Hope Road reintroduces the work of a striking and powerful writer.

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The poems in Stuart Dischell's prizewinning first collection, Good Hope Road, inhabit a geography of seeming contradictions where lyric and narrative, personal life and mythic yearning, the domestic and the historic, the elegant and the impure converge. Like Joyce's Dubliners, the twelve poems of the opening sequence, "Apartments", reflect a wide panorama of contemporary urban consciousness, Dischell's subjects are wronged lovers, thwarted citizens, an idealistic veteran, bickering relations - all with their entangled, fractious alliances. As a counterweight, "Household Gods", the book's second section, presents lyric and dramatic monologues whose scenes are the shore, the city, and the countryside. Here are homages and elegies, poems of childhood, betrayal, and loss. Observant and compassionate, Good Hope Road introduces a striking and powerful writer.

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