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Elegy for a Broken Machine Poems

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ISBN-10: 0804172943

ISBN-13: 9780804172943

Edition: 2017

Authors: Patrick Phillips

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The poet Patrick Phillips brings us a stunning third collection that is at its core a son's lament for his father. This book of elegies takes us from the luminous world of childhood to the fluorescent glare of operating rooms and recovery wards, and into the twilight lives of those who must go on. In one poem Phillips watches his sons play "Mercy" just as he did with his brother: hands laced, the stronger pushing the other back until he grunts for mercy, "a game we played // so many times / I finally taught my sons, // not knowing what it was, / until too late, I'd done." Phillips documents the unsung joys of midlife, the betrayals of the human body, and his realization that as the crowd of…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/5/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.30" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English