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Free Stallion: Poems
Amber Tamblyn
1416902597
August 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 10 Up–Tamblyn is an emerging writer with passion and commitment. Free Stallion is a compilation of poetry that amounts to a portrait of the artist as a teenager, from the very early years through post adolescence. Many of the selections are appropriately self-absorbed but move beyond journalistic catharsis to real insight and stunning language for one so young. In Dig, Tamblyn wants to distance herself with language that examines and classifies: Hollywood's got a face./Trophy wives with stitched-up sideburns/look like 3rd degree burn victims. Gutsy, she speaks frankly of sexuality. In Vibration she explores the limits of enjambment: Drop your weapons–/pick up my hip attachment./Screw it,/on./I'm suing for a-sexual harassment. In Moths she writes with the same desire to push language a...


Huge Dreams: San Francisco and Beat Poems
Michael McClure
0140589171
May 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Huge Dreams republishes two books, out of print for thirty years, which together are a cornerstone of the Beat movement--The New Book/A Book of Torture and Star. Both were influential in expanding poetry into a larger world--the West Coast Beat phenomena, which focused on nature, the environment, antiwar activities, individual anarchism, Zen Buddhism, jazz, and a kind of romantic mystical thought. With these books Michael McClure brought an animal energy and a knowledge of art and physical human nature that was new to the scene. The New Book/A Book of Torture was written spontaneously while McClure was in a "dark night of the soul" brought on by psychedelics. A single long poem of experience and exploration, it offers the means of liberation from the darkness it examines. Star is a wide-ranging book of chalice...


Plum Stones: Cartoons of No Heaven
Michael McClure
1882022440
April 2002
Hardcover
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Pareto, Economics and Society
Michael McLure
041524174X
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
(Taylor and Francis) A text examining the economic and sociological approaches to theory of Vilfredo Pareto, a systems theorist. Creates, through the investigation, a new multidisciplinary research framework for economists, sociologists, and political scientists. DLC: Pareto, Vilfredo, 1848-1923.

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(Taylor and Francis) A text examining the economic and sociological approaches to theory of Vilfredo Pareto, a systems theorist. Creates, through the investigation, a new multidisciplinary research framework for economists, sociologists, and political scientists. DLC: Pareto, Vilfredo, 1848-1923.


Rain Mirror: New Poems
Michael McClure
0811214265
August 1999
Paperback
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From Kirkus Reviews
In McClures latest, two long poems (Haiku Edge and Crisis Blossom) comprise one surprisingly unified volume that succeeds in conveying both the rhythms and the terrors of ordinary life. McClure has a profoundly Eastern consciousness and displays a Zen-like affinity for simplicity and white space, a proclivity reflected most obviously in the visual arrangement of his verse into short lines centered on the page and having a sharp vertical thrust. Haiku Edge, a seemingly random construction of haiku, portrays the disparate elements and experiences of life in McClures hometown of Oakland (Calif.). Although the pieces all display the impressionism and narrative restraint typical of the haiku form (MAROON / suitcase / by / a / garbage can. / My / white / breath / in / air.), taken together they form a kind of mosaic of...


Simple Eyes & Other Poems
Michael McClure
0811212653
May 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Perhaps best known for his recitation of the prologue to the Canterbury Tales in Martin Scorsese's film The Last Waltz , McClure has written more than 30 books--novels, plays, poetry, essays. Many of the poems in Simple Eyes were composed for spoken performances, in which the writer collaborates with the pianist Ray Manzarek of the Doors. The poems strive for an avant-garde freshness, but are rooted in the spiritual and visionary excesses of the '60s. In his introduction, McClure explains that his poetry "is not written in free verse but in a poetics that Charles Olson called projective verse. . . . I write with a breath line and I listen to the syllable as it appears in my voice or on the tip of my pen or on my screen or on my field of energies." In practice, this means the poems--which form a sort of spiritual...


Touching the Edge: Dharma Devotions from the Hummingbird Sangha
Michael McClure
1570624402
April 1999
Paperback
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Antechamber and Other Poems
Michael McClure
0811206823
July 1994
Paperback
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Fragments of Perseus, Vol. 554
Michael McClure
0811208672
July 1994
Paperback
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Myth and Knowing: An Introduction to World Mythology
LEONARD
076741957X
February 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description

Myth and Knowing is a rich resource of myths and mythology through the ages, in which scholarly and literary materials combine to provide a seamless portrait of this multicultural topic. Balanced and nuanced discussions explore the ways in which myths have portrayed both men and women. In addition, art and maps contextualize selected myths, providing insights into the cultures and religious traditions from which they originated.

About the Author

Scott A Leonard (Youngstown, OH) is a professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio.

Michael McClure (Lexington, VA) is a professor at Washington and Lee University in Virginia.



"Forest Beatniks" and "Urban Thoreaus
Rod Phillips
0820441597
Sept 2000
Hardcover
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Donald Allen, Editor of Evergreen Review and The New American Poetry: 1945-1960
"Rod Phillips' essays gave me a keener sense of the importance of my old friends' writings."

Book Description
The Beat Movement, which first rose to attention in 1955, has often been viewed by critics as an urban phenomenon--the product of a postwar youth culture with roots in the cities of New York and San Francisco. This study examines another side of the Beat Movement: its strong desire for a reconnection with nature. Although each took a different path in attaining this goal, the writers considered here--Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, Lew Welch, and Michael McClure--sought a new and closer connection to the natural world. These four writers, along with many of their counterparts in the Beat era, provided a crucial...


Scratching the Beat Surface: Essays on New Vision from Blake to Kerouac
Michael McClure
0140232524
November 1994
Paperback
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Old Angel Midnight
Jack Kerouac
0912516976
Sept 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"Never before has inconsequentiality been raised to such a peak that it becomes a breakthrough," poet McClure writes in one of this volume's two prefaces. Culled from five notebooks, the writing presented here--one continuous prose poem--spans 1956-59, a period when Kerouac (1922-1969) had immersed himself in Buddhist theory. Offbeat, sometimes preposterous references to religion are to be found throughout: "This holy and all universe is a wonderful white wild power, why, hell, should, heaven, interfere, words, waiting, flesh, sure, I know . . ." While it seems redundant to call anything by Kerouac "spontaneous," Beat critic and biographer Charters points out that Kerouac ( On the Road ) conceived of this work as a map of his subconscious, "without the end or narrative direction" that his novels often groped for....

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