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Author Tate, James, 1943-2015, author.

Title The government lake : last poems / James Tate.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : HaperCollins, [2019]
©2019
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Description vii, 82 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Eternity ; My new pet ; Into the night ; The seahorse ; The prarie dog town under attack ; Partners ; Debbie and the lumberjack ; Double trouble ; Roscoe's farewell ; The sky is falling like bunnies ; A pea in a pod ; Everything but Thomas ; O Josephina ; The jackdaw's head ; Fishing in the Sea of Galilee ; The cow and the butterflies ; The phone call ; Elvis has left the house ; A shift in the attic ; The execution ; The shepherd ; The liar ; Magic ; Out of breath ; The thief ; The walk home ; Second childhood ; The argonaut ; The floorplan to Heaven ; The shadows of the trees on the water ; Transparent child ; The dead man's friend ; My father and me The government lake ; The devil ; Too late ; The prayer ; The visiting doctor ; Married to the wrong man : The final vacation ; A dream come true ; The truth ; I sat at mt desk and contemplated all that I had accomplished.
Summary A rat climbs onto the desk of a bored office worker. A family dog never stops coming back to life. Every prisoner on earth is freed. A man becomes friends with a bank robber who abducts him. A baby is born transparent. James Tate's work, filled with unexpected turns and deadpan exaggeration, 'fanciful and grave, mundane and transcendent' (New York Times), has been among the most defining and significant of our time. In his last collection, written before his death in 2015, Tate's dark humor, his emotional acuity, and his keen ear are on full display in prose poems that are finely constructed, lyrical, and provocative. With The Government Lake, James Tate reminds us why he is one of the great poets of our age and a true master.
Subject Lyric poetry.
Prose poems, American.
Surrealism.
Genre Prose poems.
ISBN 9780062914712 (hc)
0062914715 (hc)
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