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Robert Polito recounts Thompson's relationship with his father, a disgraced Oklahoma sheriff, with the women he adored in life and murdered on the page, with alcohol, would-be censors, and Hollywood auteurs. Unrelenting and empathetic, casting light into the darker caverns of our collective psyche, Savage Art is an exemplary homage to an American original. A National Book Critics Circle Award winner. 57 photos.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Robert Polito is a poet, essayist, and critic whose works include Hollywood & God and Doubles. Additionally, his critical works include A Reader’s Guide to James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover and At the Titan’s Breakfast: Three Essays on Byron’s Poetry. Polito has served as president of the Poetry Foundation and hosts a radio show aimed at showcasing emerging poets called PoetryNow.