Spring Comes to Chicago / Edition 1

Spring Comes to Chicago / Edition 1

by Campbell McGrath
     
 

Capitalism and American Noiseintroduced readers to the musical, comedic, and impassioned voice of poet Campbell McGrath. Now, in Spring Comes to Chicago, McGrath pushes deeper into the jungle of American culture, exposing and celebrating our native hungers and dreams. In the centerpiece of the book, "The Bob Hope Poem," McGrath confronts the

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Capitalism and American Noiseintroduced readers to the musical, comedic, and impassioned voice of poet Campbell McGrath. Now, in Spring Comes to Chicago, McGrath pushes deeper into the jungle of American culture, exposing and celebrating our native hungers and dreams. In the centerpiece of the book, "The Bob Hope Poem," McGrath confronts the paradoxes that energize and confound us—examining his own avid affection for People magazine and contemplating such diverse subjects as Wittgenstein, meat packers, money, and, of course, Bob Hope himself. Whether viewing this life with existential gravity or consumerist glee, McGarth creates poetry that is at once public and profoundly personal.

Author Biography:

Campbell McGrath is the author of three previous full-length collections: Capitalism, American Noise, and Spring Comes to Chicago. His recent awards include the Kingsley Tufts Prize, the Cohen Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Witter-Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress in association with the Poet Laureate. McGrath teaches creative writing at Florida International University and lives in Miami Beach with his wife and two sons.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900880014846
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
87

Table of Contents

The Golden Angel Pancake House5
The Secret Life of Capital9
The Triumph of Rationalism20
Commodity Fetishism in the White City28
The Road to Utopia43
Cargo Cults in the Republic of Dreams56
Hope: An Elegy67
The First Trimester81
Delphos, Ohio83
Spring Comes to Chicago86

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