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Kleinzahler, August

Overview
Works: 66 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 4,165 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  Poetry  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer
Classifications: PR6013.U65, 811.54
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Most widely held works by August Kleinzahler
Sleeping it off in Rapid City : poems, new and selected by August Kleinzahler( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first broad retrospective of August Kleinzahler's career, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City gathers poems from his major works along with a rich portion of new poems that visit different voice registers, experiment with form and length, and confirm Kleinzahler as among the most inventive and brilliant poets of our time
Selected poems, 1950-1975 by Thom Gunn( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I shall not soon forget / The greyish-yellow skin / To which the face had set: / Lids tight: nothing of his, / No tremor from within, Played on the surfaces. / He still found breath, and yet / It was an obscure knack." (from "Still Life")
The strange hours travelers keep by August Kleinzahler( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents nearly forty works by American poet August Kleinzahler that travel the world and touch on such themes as love, music, and art
Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club : poems, 1975-1990 by August Kleinzahler( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early poems of an American master "I have loved the air outside Shop-Rite Liquor on summer evenings better than the Marin hills at dusk lavender and gold stretching miles to the sea. At the junction, up from the synagogue a weeknight, necessarily and with my father-- a sale on German beer. Air full of living dust: bus exhaust, air-borne grains of pizza crust wounded crystals appearing, disappearing among streetlights and unsuccessful neon."--"Poetics" August Kleinzahler's first collections won him a cult following but have long been out of print and hard to find. Here Kleinzahler--acclaimed by The Times (London) for the "vision and confident skill to make American poetry new"--has selected the best of the poems collected in Storm over Hackensack (1985) and Earthquake Weather (1989) and added an autobiographical Preface
Red sauce, whiskey, and snow by August Kleinzahler( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"August Kleinzahler has been one of American poetry's best-kept secrets for nearly fifteen years. His new collection, Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow, will dramatically change this situation. The landscapes of these poems are urban, their elements sensuously particularized and positioned to blend in startling and revealing ways. Scenes and characters shift and are spliced together with the audacity and speed of cinematic cuts. But Kleinzahler's signature is his music. His lines are nervously graceful, their movement flexible and deliberate. The voice continually changes register. It is savage, then tender; melancholy, then comic. Combining a broad sweep with deft tactics, his new poems are utterly original and distinctive, a fresh promise for readers weary of the studied postmodernism of much recent poetry."--BOOK JACKET
Green sees things in waves by August Kleinzahler( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August Kleinzahler's most powerful and inventive collection to date, he succeeds in creating a new idiom for American lyric poetry that captures the velocity and swerves of contemporary life. Kleinzahler's breadth of emotional register and his variety of subject matter are remarkable. The effects can be haunting, sometimes dazzling, always memorable
The Hotel Oneira by August Kleinzahler( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling new collection from one of the most original poets of his generation "His work is a modernist swirl of sex, surrealism, urban life and melancholy with a jazzy backbeat." That praise appeared in the pages of The New York Times in 2005, but it applies no less to August Kleinzahler's newest collection. Kleinzahler's poetry is, as ever, concerned with permeability: Voices, places, the real and the dreamed, the present and the past, all mingle together in verses that always ring true. Whether the poem is three lines long or spans several pages; whether the voice embodied is that of "an adult male of late middle age, // about to weep among the avocados and citrus fruits / in a vast, overlit room next to a bosomy Cuban grandma" as in "Whitney Houston," or that of the title character in "Hootie Bill Do Polonius," who is bidding "adios compadre // To a most galuptious scene Kid"'Kleinzahler finds the throbbing human heart at the core of experience. This is a poet searching for'and finding'a cadence to suit life as it's lived today. Kleinzahler's verses are, as noted in the judges' citation for the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize (which he won for his collection The Strange Hours Travelers Keep), "ferociously on the move, between locations, between forms, between registers." The Hotel Oneira finds Kleinzahler at his shape-shifting, acrobatic best, unearthing the "moments of grace" buried under the detritus of our hectic, modern lives
Storm over Hackensack by August Kleinzahler( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthquake weather by Tim Powers( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman possessed by a ghost has slain the Fisher King of the West, Scott Crane. Now, temporarily freed from the malevolent spirit, she seeks to restore the King to life and thwart the would-be usurper. But Crane's body has been taken by his loyal servants to the magically protected home of Pete and Angelica Sullivan, where their adopted son, Koot Hoomie, is bleeding from a wound that will not heal. Kootie is destined to be the next King, but he is only thirteen years old - too young, his mother thinks, to perform the rituals to assume the Kingship. But not too young, perhaps, to assist in reuniting Scott Crane's body and spirit and restoring him to life. Earthquakes, fires, floods, and riots plague California. Powerful ghosts wander the cities, too strong for even the cleverest hunters. Only the restoration of the King can restore the balance, and it must be done soon
News and weather : seven Canadian poets : Robert Bringhurst, Margaret Avison, Terry Humby, Brent MacKay, Guy Birchard, A.F. Moritz, Alexander Hutchison by August Kleinzahler( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A calendar of airs by August Kleinzahler( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music, I-LXXIV by August Kleinzahler( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MUSIC: I-LXXIV collects August Kleinzahler's tart, funny, well-informed and opinionated essays. His range is amazing, extending as it does from Liberace to the Louvin Brothers, Monk & Rudy Van Gelder to Glenn Gould, Louis Prima, Bach, Spade Cooley, Dinah Washington, Kurt Weill, Thelonious Monk, Junior Brown, Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Hildegarde Knef, Erik Satie, John Lee Hooker, Delius, Ivor Cutler, Roy Fisher, Muddy Waters, Carl Stalling, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Nichols, and on ... --Pressed Wafer
The sausage master of Minsk : poems by August Kleinzahler( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thom Gunn : poems by Thom Gunn( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new Selected Poems, edited and with an introduction by the poet August Kleinzahler, supplants the 1979 Selected, presenting more of the later work and providing a fuller retrospective account of the breadth and magnitude of Gunn's extraordinary achievement. --Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Selected Poems by Roy Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Johnny's time by August Kleinzahler( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like cities, like storms by August Kleinzahler( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dainties & viands by August Kleinzahler( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two poems by August Kleinzahler( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutty, one rock : low characters and strange places, gently explained by August Kleinzahler( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cutty, One Rock takes the reader on a wild journey from childhood to early manhood in the company of a New Jersey family in equal measure cultivated and deranged. Most of these individual pieces first appeared in the London Review of Books and won Kleinzahler an international cult following. They make up an intellectual and emotional autobiography on the run."--Jacket
 
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Sleeping it off in Rapid City : poems, new and selected
Alternative Names
August Kleinzahler American poet

Languages
English (100)

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Selected poems, 1950-1975The strange hours travelers keepLive from the Hong Kong Nile Club : poems, 1975-1990Red sauce, whiskey, and snowGreen sees things in wavesNews and weather : seven Canadian poets : Robert Bringhurst, Margaret Avison, Terry Humby, Brent MacKay, Guy Birchard, A.F. Moritz, Alexander HutchisonMusic, I-LXXIVThom Gunn : poemsCutty, one rock : low characters and strange places, gently explained