New and Selected Poems of Thomas Lux: 1975-1995

by Thomas Lux

One of the New York Public Library's 25 "Books to Remember" in 1997 Lux comments on the absurd, the pathetic, and the commonplace in our culture, writing with compassion as well as satire. He is "singular among his peers in his ability to convey with a deceptive lightness the paradoxes of human emotion," says Publishers Weekly, and Robert Hass, in the Washington Post Book World, takes special note of Lux's "bitter wit, the kind of irony that comes with a quick, impatient intelligence."

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780395924884
  • ISBN-10: 039592488X
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 02/17/1999
  • Carton Quantity: 45

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  • About the Book
    One of the New York Public Library's 25 "Books to Remember" in 1997 Lux comments on the absurd, the pathetic, and the commonplace in our culture, writing with compassion as well as satire. He is "singular among his peers in his ability to convey with a deceptive lightness the paradoxes of human emotion," says Publishers Weekly, and Robert Hass, in the Washington Post Book World, takes special note of Lux's "bitter wit, the kind of irony that comes with a quick, impatient intelligence."

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    "singular among his peers in his ability to convey with a deceptive lightness the paradoxes of human emotion." Publishers Weekly

    Whole worlds of possibility and exchange . . . Lux's most ambitious poems mix rage and rapture." The Chicago Tribune

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