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Night of the Republic, Shapiro, Alan

Author Name    Shapiro, Alan

Title   Night of the Republic

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN Number    0547329709 / 9780547329703

Seller ID   SKU1040499

0547329709 Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 1st/1st, First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

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An urgent and timely collection by one of America's most inventive and accessible poets
In "Night of the Republic," Alan Shapiro takes us on an unsettling night tour of America's public places--a gas station restroom, shoe store, convention hall, and race track among others--and in stark Edward Hopper-like imagery reveals the surreal and dreamlike features of these familiar but empty night spaces. Shapiro finds in them not the expected alienation but rather an odd, companionable solitude rising up from the quiet emptiness.
In other poems, Shapiro writes movingly of his 1950s and 60s childhood in Brookline, Massachusetts, with special focus on the house he grew up in. These meditations, always inflected with Shapiro's quick wit and humor, lead to recollections of tragic and haunting events such as the Cuban missile crisis and the assassination of JFK. While "Night of the Republic" is Shapiro's most ambitious work to date, it is also his most timely and urgent for the acute way it illuminates the mingling of private obsessions with public space.

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