Karma, Dharma, Pudding, & Pie

Karma, Dharma, Pudding, & Pie

by Philip Appleman, Arnold Roth
     
 

An erudite and witty look at the absurdity of the world around us from a brilliant poet and a great cartoonist.Philip Appleman—award-winning poet, novelist, scholar, editor, social critic, and Darwin expert—turns his hand to humorous and sometimes irreverent verse in this, his eighth book of poetry. Appleman’s poetry, exquisitely formed, is a

Overview

An erudite and witty look at the absurdity of the world around us from a brilliant poet and a great cartoonist.Philip Appleman—award-winning poet, novelist, scholar, editor, social critic, and Darwin expert—turns his hand to humorous and sometimes irreverent verse in this, his eighth book of poetry. Appleman’s poetry, exquisitely formed, is a delightful and accomplished romp through such lofty themes as sex, religion, and aging that gleefully skewers established thinking.X. J. Kennedy writes in the foreword: “Appleman is a master of the sonnet, the terse rhymed epigram, and even that fiendishly ingenious form, the double dactyl. To watch him sling words is to be richly regaled.”from A Simple Explanation for EverythingWhen Puritans filled all New England with dread,Hunting down women whose thoughts theyabhorred,They strung up the witches until they were dead.Why did they kill? They killed for the Lord.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593720360
Publisher:
Quantuck Lane Press
Publication date:
04/13/2009
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Appleman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, where he was a founding editor of Victorian Studies. He is the author of a book on overpopulation, The Silent Explosion and coeditor of 1859: Entering an Age of Crisis. He has also published three novels and several volumes of poetry.

Arnold Roth’s cartoons and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, and Esquire. He lives in New York City.

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