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Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish

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ISBN-10: 022601701X

ISBN-13: 9780226017013

Edition: 2013

Authors: Joshua Weiner

List price: $18.00
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At the heart of Joshua Weiner’s new book is an extended poem with a bold political dimension and great intellectual ambition. It fuses the poet’s point of view with Walt Whitman’s to narrate a decentered time-traveling collage about Rock Creek, a tributary of the Potomac that runs through Washington, DC. For Weiner, Rock Creek is the location of myriad different kinds of movement, streaming, and joining: personal enterprise and financial capital; national politics, murder, sex, and homelessness; the Civil War and collective history; music, spiritual awakening, personal memory, and pastoral vision. The questions that arise from the opening foundational poem inform the others in the…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/20/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Joshua Weiner is professor of English at the University of Maryland. He lives in Washington, DC.

Acknowledgments
Rock Creek (II)
"The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish"
Florida: Schoolboy on Break
First Walk after Cancer
Things To Do "While You're Here
Winter Commute
The Winter's Tale
Rock Creek
Hikmet: �ankiri Prison, 1938
Cyclops
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