This tenth collection of Irving Feldman's poems extends what readers and critics have long recognized as a body of work singular in its lyric, visionary, even prophetic intensity; its extravagant wit; its powerful storytelling; and its variety of voices and range of feeling - playful, tender, ardent, biting, enthralled. Here, among the major poems of Beautiful False Things, the stand-up comic Larry Sunrise of "e;Funny Bones"e; duels with death in Florida; in "e;Oedipus Host,"e; Oedipus arrives from his millennia-long trek to host a TV talk show; and the plucky feminist heroine of "e;Heavenly Muse"e; visits yet another barely worthy male poet. In the tragicomic title poem, "e;translation"e; comes to stand for the dilemmas of expression in a culture that sucks up language and spews it back.
Beautiful False Things
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