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The Veil (First Edition)

Denis Johnson

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ISBN 10: 0394541278 / ISBN 13: 9780394541273
Published by Knopf, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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NY: Knopf, 1987. First Edition. First printing. Hardbound. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Remainder (pen) mark top edge. Poetry. An unread, crisp copy. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 6515

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Title: The Veil (First Edition)

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition....

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A collection of poems of grief, regret, nightmare, acceptance, redemption, and the dark recesses of the soul.

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Having established himself as a fiction writer by publishing three novels in five years, Johnson returns to poetry with his first collection since The Incognito Lounge ( LJ 4/1/82), entering again a personal Twilight Zone of all-night diners, monasteries, and museums inhabited by "the sad people of space" who daily suffer "the terror/ of being just one personone chance, one set of days." Like that of his contemporary Lawrence Raab, Johnson's style stems directly from the Mark Strand school of late-show creepiness, his alienated narrators talking to themselves in landscapes of darkness and absence. But Johnson's loose, prosaic constructs lack resonance, and though they sometimes amuse and surprise, one detects a glibness that belies the nightmare. It's all just too chic to be true. Fred Muratori, Cornell Univ. Lib.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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