The Drunken Driver Has the Right of Way: Poems

The Drunken Driver Has the Right of Way: Poems

by Ethan Coen


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Provocative, revealing, and often hilarious poems by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of No Country for Old Men

In his screenplays and short stories, Ethan Coen surprises and delights us with a rich brew of ideas, observations, and perceptions. In his first collection of poems he does much the same. The range of his poems is remarkable–funny, ribald, provocative, sometimes raw, and often touching and profound.

In these poems, Coen writes of his childhood, his hopes and dreams, his disappointments, his career in Hollywood, his physically demanding love affair with Mamie Eisenhower, and his decade-long battle with amphetamines that produced some of the lengthier poems in the collection. You will chuckle, nodding with recognition as you turn the pages, perhaps even stopping occasionally to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307462695
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 04/07/2009
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

When not writing plays, poetry, or short stories, ETHAN COEN makes movies with his brother, Joel Coen. After thirteen films, the Coen brothers have one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed bodies of work in the history of cinema.

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Drunken Driver Has the Right of Way 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
abirdman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ethan Coen (of the Coen Brothers movie making pair) wrote a book of poetry. The title is indicative of the humorous slant of much of the book. Often funny poems-- with some occasionally serious-- this collection feels somewhat insubstantial.
selfnoise on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pretty much what you'd expect a Coen brother's poetry to be. Obscene, hilarious, and deeply weird.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago