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The absurd man : poems, Major Jackson

Label
The absurd man : poems
Title
The absurd man
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Major Jackson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this knock-out collection, Major Jackson savors the complexity between perception and reality, the body and desire, accountability and judgment. Inspired by the philosophy of Albert Camus, Major Jackson's fifth volume subtly configures the poet as "absurd hero." With intense musicality and buoyant lyricism, The Absurd Man follows the titular speaker as he confronts the struggle for meaning in a technological world and the difficulty of social and political unity, finding refuge in intellectual and sensuous passions. At once melancholic and jubilant, Jackson considers the journey of humanity, with all its foibles, as a sacred pattern of discovery reconciled by art and the imagination. From "The Absurd Man at Fourteen" He punched her again, a woman called the house, some yelling then us out the door leaving the kitchen phone cord swinging"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Major
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.A354
LC item number
A6 2020
Literary form
poetry
Label
The absurd man : poems, Major Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A frenzy of designs from the age of enlightenment. Major and I ; You, reader ; The Flâneur tends a well-liked summer cocktail ; Going into battle ; The flag of imagination furled ; November in Xichang ; My children's inheritance ; A brief reflection on torture near the Library of Congress ; The cloistered life of nuns ; Europa ; My son and me ; I've said too much ; The body's uncontested need to devour: an explanation ; The body's uncontested need to devour ; Vermont eclogue ; Winter ; Dear Zaki ; In memory of Derek Alton Walcott ; The romantics of Franconia Notch -- Urban renewal. Washington Square ; Thinking of frost ; Paris ; North Philadelphia ; Fish & wildlife ; Double view of the Adirondacks as reflected over Lake Champlain from Waterfront Park ; The Valkyrie ; A grandfather's lecture -- The absurd man suite. The absurd man at fourteen ; Visitation ; Augustinian ; What happened ; The day after ; Europa revisited ; The most beautiful man never performs hard labor ; The absurd man on Objet Petit A' ; The absurd man has pink-eye ; Play money ; Oracle & prophecy ; The absurd man dispenses advice ; How to avoid a crash ; Dr. Bovary to Monsieur Dupuis (alt. take 1) ; Our eyes were far away ; Why the absurd man doesn't dance anymore ; The absurd man swipes left in New York ; No one forgets ; The absurd man in the mirror ; Now that you are here, I can think ; The absurd man freed of his innocence ; Paper dolls at the Met ; The absurd man is subject to pareidolia ; Nothing to see here, move along ; Double major
Control code
on1102469673
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
104 pages
Isbn
9780393867411
Lccn
2019045399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102469673
Label
The absurd man : poems, Major Jackson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A frenzy of designs from the age of enlightenment. Major and I ; You, reader ; The Flâneur tends a well-liked summer cocktail ; Going into battle ; The flag of imagination furled ; November in Xichang ; My children's inheritance ; A brief reflection on torture near the Library of Congress ; The cloistered life of nuns ; Europa ; My son and me ; I've said too much ; The body's uncontested need to devour: an explanation ; The body's uncontested need to devour ; Vermont eclogue ; Winter ; Dear Zaki ; In memory of Derek Alton Walcott ; The romantics of Franconia Notch -- Urban renewal. Washington Square ; Thinking of frost ; Paris ; North Philadelphia ; Fish & wildlife ; Double view of the Adirondacks as reflected over Lake Champlain from Waterfront Park ; The Valkyrie ; A grandfather's lecture -- The absurd man suite. The absurd man at fourteen ; Visitation ; Augustinian ; What happened ; The day after ; Europa revisited ; The most beautiful man never performs hard labor ; The absurd man on Objet Petit A' ; The absurd man has pink-eye ; Play money ; Oracle & prophecy ; The absurd man dispenses advice ; How to avoid a crash ; Dr. Bovary to Monsieur Dupuis (alt. take 1) ; Our eyes were far away ; Why the absurd man doesn't dance anymore ; The absurd man swipes left in New York ; No one forgets ; The absurd man in the mirror ; Now that you are here, I can think ; The absurd man freed of his innocence ; Paper dolls at the Met ; The absurd man is subject to pareidolia ; Nothing to see here, move along ; Double major
Control code
on1102469673
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
104 pages
Isbn
9780393867411
Lccn
2019045399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102469673

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