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by Tom Disch

  • ISBN: 0856463914
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Tom Disch
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd. (October 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 160
  • ePub book: 1667 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1730 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 261

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Tom Disch’s first collection of poems for ten years presents a dazzling variety show of inventive wit. His serious gift for humour permeates poems by turn lyric and narrative, satirical, rebellious, ribald, uncompromising and honest.

Tom Disch’s first collection of poems for ten years presents a dazzling variety show of inventive wit. His serious gift for humour permeates poems by turn lyric and narrative, satirical, rebellious, ribald, uncompromising and honest

Disch's future America, a politically divided nation of secular excess on either coast, divided by a conservative theocracy in the middle, is almost too real to be funny.

Disch's future America, a politically divided nation of secular excess on either coast, divided by a conservative theocracy in the middle, is almost too real to be funny. On another level the book is about enlightenment and Daniel's efforts to reach nirvana, where the soul becomes a fairy and zones out for centuries contemplating electric motors. Daniel is also totally devoted to his young wife as she lays in a coma while her soul flits and flirts around the world in a state of ecstasy which he only imagines (until the final pages of the book).

Tom Disch's first collection of poems for ten years presents a dazzling variety show of inventive wit. Too idiosyncratic and various a poet to belong to any poetic grouping, he is simply, in the late Donald Davie's phrase, consistently entertaining and intelligent'. Tom Disch was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1940.

Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.

Tom Disch's first collection of poems for ten years presents a dazzling variety show of inventive wi. He moved to New York, where he still lives, in 1957. A critically acclaimed and award-winning science fiction author (writing as Thomas M. Disch), he has published many novels, collections of short stories and of poetry, as well as children's fiction and two works of poetry criticism.

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The Wall of America (2008). Variant: The Discovery of the Nullitron: Results of an Experiment Conducted by Thomas M. Disch and John T. Sladek (1967).

Find nearly any book by Tom Disch. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. A Child's Garden of Grammar. ISBN 9780472089116 (978-0-472-08911-6) Softcover, University of Michigan Press/ELT, 2002. Find signed collectible books: 'A Child's Garden of Grammar'.

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Tom Disch’s first collection of poems for ten years presents a dazzling variety show of inventive wit. His serious gift for humour permeates poems by turn lyric and narrative, satirical, rebellious, ribald, uncompromising and honest. Too idiosyncratic and various a poet to belong to any poetic grouping, he is simply, in the late Donald Davie’s phrase, consistently entertaining and intelligent’. Tom Disch was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1940. He moved to New York, where he still lives, in 1957. A critically acclaimed and award-winning science fiction author (writing as Thomas M. Disch), he has published many novels, collections of short stories and of poetry, as well as children’s fiction and two works of poetry criticism. He has contributed poems regularly to Hudson Review, Light, Paris Review, Poetry (Chicago) and the Times Literary Supplement; he writes reviews for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation and others.