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  • ISBN: 9780547607832 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.

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Summary, etc.: One of America's most accessible and engaging poets takes readers on a lively and surprising night tour of America's public places.Night of the Republic showcases one of America's best poets not only working at the height of his powers but pushing into new and exciting territory as well. In Night of the Republic, Alan Shapiro visits a gas station restroom, a shoe store, a convention hall, and a racetrack, among other places-and in stark Edward Hopper-like imagery reveals the surreal and dreamlike quality of these familiar but empty night spaces. Shapiro finds in them not the expected alienation but rather an odd, companionable spirit of a community of solitude rising from the quiet emptiness. The collection also includes moving meditations of his childhood in Brookline, Massachusetts, and of tragic and haunting events such as the Cuban missile crisis and the assassination of JFK. While Night of the Republic is Shapiro's most ambitious...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 147 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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