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The Word on the Street: Rock Lyrics (Signed First Edition)

Paul Muldoon

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ISBN 10: 0374261083 / ISBN 13: 9780374261085
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013
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NEW YORK: FSG [2013]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. A pristine unread copy. Comes with mylar dust jacket cover. Shipped in well padded box. Smoke-free, defect-free. This book was purchased new and shelved, untouched since then. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 03-2013-23

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Title: The Word on the Street: Rock Lyrics (Signed ...

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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A vibrant new collection of poems―that also double as rock songs―from the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet

In his new book of rock lyrics, Paul Muldoon goes back to the essential meaning of the term "lyric"―a short poem sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument. These words are written for music most assuredly, with half an ear to Yeats's ballad-singing porter drinkers and half to Cole Porter―and indeed, many of them double as rock songs, performed by Wayside Shrines, the Princeton-based music collective of which Muldoon is a member. Their themes are the classic themes of song: lost love, lost wars, Charlton Heston, barbed wire, pole dancers, cellulite, Hegel, elephants, Oedipus, more barbed wire, Buddy Holly, Jersey peaches, Julius Caesar, Trenton, cockatoos, and the Youngers (Bob and John and Jim and Cole). The Word on the Street is a lively addition to this Pulitzer Prize–winning poet's masterful body of work. It demonstrates, once again, that, as Richard Eder has written in the pages of The New York Times Book Review, "Paul Muldoon is a shape-shifting Proteus to readers who try to pin him down . . . Those who interrogate Muldoon's poems find themselves changing shapes each time he does."

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Paul Muldoon is the author of eleven books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Moy Sand and Gravel (FSG, 2002) and, most recently, Maggot (FSG, 2010). He is the Howard G. B. Clark University Professor at Princeton.

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