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A driven immigrant father, an old poet, Isaac Babel in the author's dreams--Philip Schultz gives voice to failures in poems that are direct and wry. He evokes other lives, too--family, beaches, dogs, the pleasures of marriage, New York City in the 1970s, "when nobody got up before noon, wore a suit/or joined anything"--and a mind struggling with revolutions both interior and exterior. Failure is a superb new collection from one of America's great poets.One called him a nobody.No, I said, he was a failure.You can't remembera nobody's name, that's whythey're called nobodies.Failures are unforgettable.--from "FAILURE"
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, [2007]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780151015269
Branch Call Number: 811.54 SCH
Characteristics: 106 pages ;,21 cm


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Mar 21, 2015

Mr. Scultz hits the nail on the head about failure. He also offers a portrait of mental illness, despair and acceptance of the failures and shortcomings inherent in being human.

I found his poetry beautiful and easy to read. Dog lovers will appreciate his reverence and appreciation of his and others canine companions :)

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