Res Publica

Res Publica

by Alan Williamson


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Res Publica faithfully moves from the private to the public, from individual experience to civic responsibility through an elegy for the 1960s and the world that has become our own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226899350
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/1998
Series: Phoenix Poets
Edition description: 1
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Alan Williamson is professor of English at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of four books of poems, most recently Love and the Soul and Res Publica, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

A Childhood Around 1950
The Cusp
Dreams of Sacrifice
Paint It Black
Listening to Leonard Cohen
After the Election, 1984
Speakers from the Ice
Limit of Volume
La Pastorela
Mansard Dreams
Motel 6, Davis
Why Are We Happier?
The Lighthouse
Linda Does My Horoscope
Return to Boston
In Paradiso, speriamo bene
Montale: Times at Bellosguardo
Montale: Ti libero la fronte
Puccini Dying
The Canto of Hope (Paradiso XXV, 1-9)
Almost at the Horizon
The Wall of June
Caitlin: A Biography
After "Death of a Porn Queen": Traveling the Great Basin
Red Cloud

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