The Leafless American and Other Writings (Recovered Classics Series)

The Leafless American and Other Writings Recovered Classics Series Edited with an Introduction by Harold Billings Preface by Robert Creely Afterword by Gerald Burns Rabble articles and labor squandered in creating them hardens the heart Nations that are rich in paras

  • Title: The Leafless American and Other Writings (Recovered Classics Series)
  • Author: Edward Dahlberg
  • ISBN: 9780914232803
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edited with an Introduction by Harold Billings Preface by Robert Creely Afterword by Gerald Burns Rabble articles and labor squandered in creating them hardens the heart Nations that are rich in parasitic goods are poor in spirit Thus Edward Dahlberg in one of these essays Praised for developing a prose style that is, in Paul Carroll s words, a weapon of rage and aEdited with an Introduction by Harold Billings Preface by Robert Creely Afterword by Gerald Burns Rabble articles and labor squandered in creating them hardens the heart Nations that are rich in parasitic goods are poor in spirit Thus Edward Dahlberg in one of these essays Praised for developing a prose style that is, in Paul Carroll s words, a weapon of rage and authority.mental and astonishing, his work is unsettling as he confronts the American psyche and morality, its declevities and hollow ambitions This book is an excellent introduction to Dahlberg s enduring vision and exemplifies the several modes in which he excelled autobiography, literary sketch, principled diatribe, poetry of conscience.

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    1. Two of the essays, "A Decline of Souls" and "The Sandals of Judith," are classic Dahlberg: well-wrought absolute statements on the idiocy of the world and the folly of sexual pursuit. Here, for example, is his description of modern man, home from work: "Lumpish at the table he drearily swallows his packaged hamburgers and canned pears, and his head is as comatose as his pudendum. He is abstemious because he is prematurely impotent." He brings up questions that have haunted every pubescent male: [...]

    2. This will be much briefer than my other Dahlbergian scrapings. A slim collection with some stand out pieces worth the package: The True Nietzsche, The Malice of Witlings, A Decline of Soul, How Do You Spell Fool? - Admirers of Because I Was Flesh will cherish the brief gem, Kansas City Revisited. In one of the better blurbs I've read, Thomas Merton offers, 'What has he not done for us? Like Montaigne, Cervantes, Rabelais, he has dared unstop the more robust insanities of language.'As I have writ [...]

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