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The Last Nostalgia
     

The Last Nostalgia

by BOLTON JOE, Joe Bolton, Donald Rodney Justice, Donald Justice
 

ISBN-10: 1557285586

ISBN-13: 9781557285584

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

Joe Bolton studied universal connections—the tension between the transitory beauty of the physical world and a yearning for the eternal. He turned his eye to the world, to the cultures and the people around him, and saw reflections of himself. In this collection, he works in both free verse and traditional forms, rendering scenes of exquisite detail that pry

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Joe Bolton studied universal connections—the tension between the transitory beauty of the physical world and a yearning for the eternal. He turned his eye to the world, to the cultures and the people around him, and saw reflections of himself. In this collection, he works in both free verse and traditional forms, rendering scenes of exquisite detail that pry into the hearts of his characters and reveal the contradictions that bind father to son, lover to lover, and person to person. From the broken hills and drowsy river valleys around Paducah, Kentucky, to Houston diners and Gulf Coast shrimp boats, to the tropical cityscape of Miami, Bolton creates vivid scenes in which his characters confront the loneliness and the "little music" of their lives. With a richly musical voice and an ear for the cadences of everyday speech, Bolton gives his readers not the trappings of love and grief, but the very things themselves, rendered in lines that reverberate with the authority of sincerity and truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557285584
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
788,965
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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