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Tormented Mirror

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ISBN-10: 0822957639

ISBN-13: 9780822957638

Edition: 2001

Authors: Russell Edson

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This is the first book in the Pitt Poetry Series by this popular and enigmatic poet, considered the foremost writer of prose poetry in America. In eleven collections over thirty years, Edson has created his own poetic genre, a surreal philosophical fable, easy to enter, but difficult to leave behind. In The Tormented Mirror, Edson continues and refines his form in seventy-three new poems.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 2/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

Russell Edson was born in 1935. He attended the Art Students League and Black Mountain College. In the 1960s, he began publishing poetry and received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He illustrated his own collections of poetry including The Brain Kitchen: Writings and Woodcuts, The Clam Theatre, The Wounded Breakfast: Ten Poems, The Tormented Mirror, The Rooster's Wife, and See Jack. He also wrote a book of plays entitled The Falling Sickness and the novels Gulping's Recital and The Song of Percival Peacock. He died after a long illness on April 29, 2014 at the age of 79.

The Haunted Housep. 3
The Secret Graveyardp. 4
A Letter From Homep. 5
Charactersp. 6
An Old Woman's Childrenp. 7
Genital Secretsp. 8
Monkey Achievementp. 8
That ...p. 10
Sweet Toothp. 11
The Babiesp. 12
The Flowerpotp. 13
The Glandular Conditionp. 14
The Keyp. 15
The Lawsp. 16
The New Fatherp. 17
The Positionp. 18
The Sleeper's Darkp. 19
The Tormented Mirrorp. 20
Where Charity Beginsp. 21
The Antiques Shopp. 25
Accidentsp. 26
Baby Pianosp. 27
Ballsp. 28
Madam's Heartp. 29
Meanwhile ...p. 30
Pork Chopsp. 31
Sleepp. 32
The Academic Sighp. 33
A Redundancy of Horsesp. 34
The Alfresco Momentp. 35
The Bloodworthy Correspondencep. 36
The Breastp. 37
The Clockp. 38
The Horse of Fashionp. 39
Sunsetp. 40
Urinatingp. 41
On the Writing of a Prose Poemp. 42
Poetryp. 45
Breadp. 46
Feathersp. 47
Medical Stewp. 49
Nocturnep. 50
One Who Bathes in Moonlightp. 51
Symmetryp. 52
The Fruit Bowlp. 53
The Joy Attendant on the Little Journeyp. 54
The Messagep. 55
The Passionp. 56
The Rabbit Storyp. 57
Night Songp. 58
The Square Wheelp. 59
The Stuff of Dreamsp. 60
The Traveling Circusp. 61
The Veterinarianp. 62
Under Great Light Flooded Cloudsp. 63
The Grindingp. 67
Allegoryp. 68
Angelsp. 69
An Observer of Incidentalityp. 70
Sanityp. 72
Roundp. 73
Chickensp. 74
Nicep. 75
The Encounterp. 76
The Bathp. 77
The Night Invadedp. 78
The Methodp. 79
The Reality Argumentp. 80
The Theoryp. 82
The Twilight of the Godsp. 84
Thus Spake Pollyp. 85
The Rule and Its Exceptionp. 86
Wingsp. 87
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