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God Particles: Poems

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  • Seller:MollieBooks
  • Sales Rank:1,640,996
  • Format:Bargain Price
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Tenth Edition
  • Pages:80
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
  • Dimensions (in):9.1 x 6.1 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:March 17, 2008
  • ASIN:B004JZWK64
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Synopsis
God Particles displays the distinctive originality and unpredictability that prompted the Washington Post Book World to name Lux one of this generation’s most gifted poets. A satiric edge, tempered by profound compassion, cuts through many of the poems in Lux’s book. While themes of intolerance, inhumanity, loss, and a deep sense of mortality mark these poems, a lighthearted grace instills even the somberest moments with unexpected sweetness. In the title poem Lux writes, “there’s no reason for God to feel guilt / I think He was downhearted, weary, too weary / to be angry anymore . . . / He wanted each of us, / and all the things we touch . . . / to have a tiny piece of Him / though we are unqualified, / of even the crumb of a crumb.” Dark, humorous, and strikingly imaginative, this is Lux’s most compassionate work to date.

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