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The Americans (Pitt Poetry Series)

The Americans (Pitt Poetry Series)
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  • Author:David Roderick
  • Publisher:University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.95
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  • Sales Rank:736,272
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1
  • Pages:88
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):3000
  • Dimensions (in):6 x 0.3 x 8.3
  • Publication Date:August 5, 2014
  • ISBN:0822963124
  • EAN:9780822963127
  • ASIN:0822963124
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Synopsis
David Roderick’s second book, The Americans, pledges its allegiance to dirt. And to laptops. And to swimming pools, the Kennedys, a flower in a lapel, plastic stars hanging from the ceiling of a child’s room, churning locusts, a jar of blood, a gleam of sun on the wing of a plane. His poems swarm with life. They also ask an unanswerable question: What does it mean to be an American? Restless against the borders we build—between countries, between each other—Roderick roams from place to place in order to dig into the messy, political, idealistic and ultimately inexplicable idea of American-ness. His rangy, inquisitive lyrics stitch together a patchwork flag, which he stakes alongside all the noise of our construction, our obsessive building and making, while he imagines the fate of a nation built on desire.

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