Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems

Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143123071
  • 128 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A powerful new collection from an award-winning poet Robert Wrigley has become one of his generation’s most accomplished poets, renowned for his irony, power, and lucid style and for his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Like its namesake—Robert Burton’s seventeenth-century examination of human thoughts and emotions—Wrigley’s new collection means to examine our world through the lens of melancholia. From imagined war memorials to insomniac chickens; from Descartes’ lost daughter to a dreaming tree; from King Kong to Rush Limbaugh; and from Anna Karenina to a man named Lucy Doolin (short for Lucifer), these are poems that elegize and celebrate that most beautiful, exasperating, joyous, miserable, and perfectly imperfect of all creatures—the human being.

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Poets, Penguin
Alice Notley
Corinne Lee
Phillis Levin
Robyn Schiff
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