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Dorn, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0822309645 / ISBN 13: 9780822309642
Published by Duke University Press Books, U.S.A., 1989
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Gunslinger

Publisher: Duke University Press Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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Dorn's high-spirited, crazy-quilt, complex anti-epic is a masterful critique of late twentieth-century capitalism and is one of the great comic poems of American literature. Dorn is one of the few political poets in America; this fantasy about a demigod cowboy, a saloon madam, and a talking horse named Claude Levi-Strauss, who travel the Southwest in search of Howard Hughes, has become a minor classic.

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"Dorn cleverly mixes the jargon of junkies, Westerners, structuralists, and scientists to reflect the jumble of American speech. He intentionally frustrates the reader: syntax is ambiguous, punctuation in sparse, and puns, homonyms, and nonsense words become an integral part of conversation. Donald Wesling has declared that such frustration is 'one of the pleasures of the poem when you finally discover the mechanism.'"--"Contemporary Authors"

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