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Gulf Music

Pinsky, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0374167494 / ISBN 13: 9780374167493
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2007
Condition: As New Hardcover
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83pp. Blue boards with copper lettering on spine. Shiny dustwrapper not price-clipped ($22.00) illustrated with "Detail of Chitipati" (multi-colored Himalayan Art with skeletons). Inscribed on title page, between title and printed author name, in large cursive by author to previous owner and signed "Thanks, - - - - Robert Pinsky". No remainder marks. Now in mylar which is truth-preserving. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005391

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Title: Gulf Music

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed and Inscribed By Author to Previous Owner

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Dollars, dolors. Callings and contrivances. King Zulu. Comus.
Sephardic ju-ju and verses. Voodoo mojo, Special Forces.

Henry formed a group named Professor Longhair and his
Shuffling Hungarians. After so much renunciation

And invention, is this the image of the promised end?
All music haunted by all the music of the dead forever.

Becky haunted forever by Pearl the daughter she abandoned
For love, O try my tra-la-la, ma la belle, mah walla-woe.

―from "Gulf Music"

An improvised, even desperate music, yearning toward knowledge across a gulf, informs Robert Pinsky's first book of poetry since Jersey Rain (2000).

On the large scale of war or the personal scale of family history, in the movements of people and cultures across oceans or between eras, these poems discover connections between things seemingly disparate.

Gulf Music is perhaps the most ambitious, politically impassioned, and inventive book by this major American poet.

About the Author:

Robert Pinsky was Poet Laureate of the United States from 1997 to 2000. Creator and director of the Favorite Poem Project and poetry editor at Slate, he also teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University.

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