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Black Milk [Hardcover]

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Berg's extraordinary gifts are devoted, in The Elegy on Hats, to poems mysteriously informed by the work of Charles Baudelaire (the great French master of the prose poem). In Still Unilluminated I..., poems reinvent the work of Arthur Rimbaud.

These poems come out of Berg's life and are placed in twenty-first century America, not nineteenth-century Paris. His masters' influence has reminded some of Joyce's use of Homer in Ulysses. That is quite a mouthful, but it is earned. Where Joyce's Ulysses is set in Dublin, Berg is always an American, urban revolutionary. He makes poetry out of the ordinary, commonplace and material, out of which his sexual and religious visions are passionately made. Stated musically, his poems are played on the cello, accompanied by brass, with wrong note effects that one hears sometimes in Stravinsky's Rites of Spring, with a touch of hip-hop.

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 7, 2005
Publisher   Sheep Meadow
ISBN  1931357269  
ISBN13  9781931357265  

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More About Tory Dent

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tory Dent (d. 2005) is the author of three volumes of poetry. Her writing appeared in numerous periodicals, including "Agni, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Ploughshares", and "Fence"; and many anthologies, among them "In the Company of My Solitude" (Persea, 1995), and "Things Shaped in Passing" (Persea, 1997).

Tory Dent was born in 1958 and died in 2005.

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5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > 20th Century
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