Saving The Young Men Of Vienna

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Winner of the 1987 Brittingham Prize in Poetry.
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Overview

Winner of the 1987 Brittingham Prize in Poetry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299112240
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1987
  • Series: Brittingham Prize in Poetry Series
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

David Kirby

David Kirby received his Ph.D. from John Hopkins Univesity in 1969, and at the time he won the Brittingham Prize taught at Florida State University. His previously books include: Sarah Bernhardt's Leg, and Diving for Poems: Where Poetry Comes From and How to Write It.

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Table of Contents

Foreword XI
Acknowledgments XIII
Man Drowning in Restaurant 3
The New Barber 4
In Praise of Sausage 6
I Think I Am Going to Call My Wife Paraguay 7
The Disappearance 9
Amazed by Chekhov 11
A Town Called Mere 13
Crustacea 15
The Late News 18
The Dance of Husbands in Bathrobes 20
Dracula in Las Vegas 21
Dining with the Children of Krishna 24
After Midnight 26
Revenge 27
Fallen Bodies 29
Theology from the Viewpoint of a Younger Son 30
Love in the Flower of Chong 31
Catholic Boys 32
Beets 33
The Society of Animals 34
The Example of Nuns 35
Complicity 36
The Very Rich Hours of the Houses of France 37
Patience 38
The Reason Why 40
You Can't Always Get What You Want 41
The Villa 42
Looking for the Poem That Explains It All 44
Saving the Young Men of Vienna 45
Baths 46
Conversations with the Dead 47
Firecracker 48
More Shrines 49
The Wanderer 51
Myopia 53
What Can You Do? 55
Repression 57
Money Is Falling Out of Our Mouths 59
Fear of Reading 60
Correction 61
Legacy 62
Russia 63
Unnatural Acts 64
Transmutation as a Fact of Life 65
Mothers and Fathers 66
The Cows Are Going to Paris: A Pastoral 67
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