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Good Hope Road

Dischell, Stuart

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ISBN 10: 0670848220 / ISBN 13: 9780670848225
Published by Viking Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Inscribed on half-title. Oatmeal cloth, teal boards. One of the National Poetry Series, selected by Thomas Lux. A near fine copy with a couple of spots at spine. DJ also near fine. 76 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 12070

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Title: Good Hope Road

Publisher: Viking Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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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.

About the Author:

STUART DISCHELL was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He is the author of Good Hope Road, a National Poetry Series Selection, Evenings & Avenues, Dig Safe, and Backwards Days. Dischell’s poems have been published in The Atlantic, Agni, The New Republic, Slate, Kenyon Review, and anthologies including Pushcart Prize. A recipient of awards from the NEA, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

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