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The secret room : poems, by James Laughlin

Label
The secret room : poems
Title
The secret room
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
by James Laughlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
James Laughlin, poet and publisher, is known in Italy as Il Catullo americano, the American Catullus. Like the Latin poet whom Laughlin has long called his master, the subject at the heart of his work remains "love/ ... & the lack of love, /which is what makes evil," but seen now from the wry, often poignant perspective of old age. In his newest collection, The Secret Room, he has gathered nearly 150 poems that address his mature theme in a variety of ways. The philosophical lyrics of "Looking Inward" and the satirical jabs and invectives of "Epigrams and Comic Verses" employ short-line forms, including Laughlin's signature "typewriter metric," originally devised with the advice of William Carlos Williams. "Byways" continues his autobiographical work-in-progress, in a three-stress line borrowed from Kenneth Rexroth. And with "39 Pentastichs," Laughlin introduces a five-line stanza in a natural voice cadence suited to casual observations
Cataloging source
DLC
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1914-1997
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Laughlin, James
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3523.A8245
LC item number
S4 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
Label
The secret room : poems, by James Laughlin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34943311
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780811213448
Lccn
96026188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)34943311
Label
The secret room : poems, by James Laughlin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34943311
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780811213448
Lccn
96026188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)34943311

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