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Reckoner (Signed)

Tate, James

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ISBN 10: 0819561592 / ISBN 13: 9780819561596
Published by Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT., 1986
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Softcover. 8vo. First paperback printing. SIGNED by the author. From the estate of screenwriter Charles Eastman, whose credits include the 1970s films "The All-American Boy" and "Little Fauss and Big Halsy." Dedicated to him by the author in a warm, dated greeting on the title page. Fine condition, 62 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 71643

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Title: Reckoner (Signed)

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Poems deal with conversation, history, art, nature, marriage, winter, friends, health, movies, questions, food, and politics

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Tate's poems continue to shred reality and keep its pieces wildly colliding. Anything can be a conscious agent on its own behalf, from "A polar bear in sunglasses . . . holding a penny by its edge" to "Thirty olive trees . . . scribbling with crayons/ on the bowler hats of eagles." Enclosed in narrative frames achieved through the stockpiling of declarative sentences, these verbal apparitions dare the mind's eye to envision them, testing constantly the liveliness of words ("O wan vermin! Your calisthenics in the creamery/ move gumballs home to my delirium") as well as the reader's patience. Inspired nonsense or linguistic breakthrough? Anybody's guess, but Tate, "a cordial rebel on a spree," demands the most of his inventiveness, intent on proving that our world is no more meaningful or meaningless than his. Fred Muratori, Cornell Univ. Lib.
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